If you’ve taken an LSAT recently, congratulations. Taking an LSAT is no mean feat, and we say well done to all of you who have taken one. And if anyone is about take one, good luck to you! Your LSAT is the result of all your focus over the past few months, but now it’s time to take a look at the bigger picture; ergo, how your LSAT scores fare.
If you have a low LSAT score, you might be worried. Law school admissions teams after all take a look at two key components of your application; they take a look at the numbers – such as your LSAT – and they take a look at the qualitative aspect, such as any extracurricular activities you have undertaken. Your low LSAT, then, is not the only thing you will be judged on, but it is still important. It just isn’t the be all and end all, as some of us believe.
But because your low LSAT score can affect your chances of admission, let’s take a look at what you need to do with a low LSAT.
Low LSAT Score? Continue Studying
This is a bit of a drag, because after all those months of intensive studying, the last thing you really want to do right now is more studying. This is not the only option open to you, but it is a very viable option, and it’s one that we recommend. You can retake the exam in December, and a higher LSAT score will certainly improve your chances of being admitted to law school. It’s important to remember that an LSAT is used by admissions teams to gauge your abilities, and if you feel that your low LSAT score does not accurately represent yours, you should consider continuing with your studies.
Low LSAT? Alter Your Applications
If you have a low LSAT but it is pretty much what you expected anyway, you probably won’t want to delve back into studying. Instead, you can cast your books aside and take a look at your applications. Rather than focus on the top-ranked schools, it is best in these circumstances to broaden your horizons and take a look at some mid-ranked schools. A low LSAT doesn’t mean that you will get rejected you, but you should be more open and flexible in regards which schools you’re applying for.
Low LSAT Score? Write A Personal Statement
Successful applicants with low LSAT’s tend to be the ones who put forward compelling personal statements that explain the reasons behind their low score, and which promote their other range of abilities. If writing is within your arsenal, you should put together a personal statement that does both of these things in order to give your application a boost.
Law schools are not simply after high LSAT’s, and if you can demonstrate through writing that you have a lot to offer, they may well consider your application – and you may just be successful.
In case you want to know how to overcome low sat scores, here is our piece of advice.