Deciding to take the February LSAT can be a tough call. Although many law schools now accept applications from those who take the LSAT in February for admission the immediately following fall, conventional wisdom is that it places you at a big disadvantage compared to earlier applicants. Is that really true given how few people are applying to law school this year?

Tune in Wednesday, December 10th at 8pm CST as we discuss this and more strategies for late comers.

For those who think they might need a February retake, we’ll discuss making that tough choice as well. Watch right here:

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  1. Hi,

    Thank you for the weiner that you posted. I am hoping you can help me with a concern that I have. I work full time, luckily no more than 40 hours a week. I study for half an hour during my lunch break and in the evening from 8:15 to 11:15. I am always tired and feel like I go extremely slow as I answer LSAT questions. I’ve read on other websites that I shold focus on getting rest as well as doing the LSAT. I just feel that the extra sleep I could be getting is not worth the less practice I would be able to do. Is it okay to practice LSAT whIle tired?

    If I were to decide each day about whether I should do LSAT based on whether I’m tired or not, I would just never do it.


  2. Hi everyone,

    I have a quick question about admissions. A law school that I am applying to is my top pick, and my GPA is above the 75th percentile, while my LSAT is right at the 25 percentile. I have a Doctorate and long work history as a professor; I know I can score higher on the LSAT if I retake it in Feb. The university said they will accept February scores and I am unsure what to do–risk not getting in with a 25% LSAT, or retake it and submit my application late. Do you think I need to retake the LSAT in February to get into Fall 2015 classes? Thanks much

  3. Hi! Thank you so much for the webinar. It’s very helpful, but I would love to get your advice on my situation. I took the LSAT two years ago without proper preparation and got a score 156. I took the LSAT this December, but I felt the LG and RC were a bit tough and I had to guess on a few questions. Added on top of that, I was sick so I don’t think the test will be reflective of my abilities. (On preptests, I did average in the mid to high 160s). I’m considering canceling and taking the LSAT in February, but I’m not sure if that’s a smart move since I do want to apply this cycle. Should I risk it and wait for my score or just cancel and do better on February? And how do law schools look at having three scores? Will they consider the fact that my first LSAT score was two years ago?

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