Many of you received your LSAT scores this week. You should have recovered from the celebration/lamentation by now, so it’s time to think about next steps. Here’s what you should do: Read more
All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼
Harvard Law professor: “Don’t baby law school applicants”
As usual, LSAC released the October LSAT scores a couple of days before schedule and test-takers are currently receiving the news via Email. The official curve out of 101 questions was -12 for a 170, -19 for a 165, -28 for a 160, and -46 for a 150. If all of your hard work paid off, congratulations! It’s now time to seriously direct your focus to those law school applications.
If things didn’t go as you were hoping they would, don’t freak out–we’re here for you. Start by taking a few deep breaths and have a look through our Retake Manifesto to decide whether it is worth your efforts to reregister for the exam. If you decide that a retake is your best option, be aware of some of the upcoming dates and deadlines pertaining to the December 2013 LSAT.
For anyone who knows they still have a little more LSAT work to do, you’re invited to sit in on a free Manhattan LSAT online trial class tomorrow night, October 29th at 8:00PM (EDT). You’ll be able to experience one of our 99th percentile teachers in action, learn techniques for solving numbered ordering logic game problems, and receive full-course discounts. If you can’t make it tomorrow, we have another free online LSAT event coming up on November 13th.
Kudos to everyone for making it this far and if you’re still waiting for your score, may the LSAT odds be ever in your favor.
The wait is finally over! The June 2013 LSAT scores are in and are currently being sent to test takers via E-mail. The curve was -11 for a 170, -27 for a 160, and -46 for a 150. Congrats to everyone who rocked it and are ready to start your law school applications!
For those who didn’t receive the Email they hoped for, proceed by taking a few deep breaths as well as a look at our Retake Manifesto to decide whether it is worth your efforts to reregister for the exam. If you are set on retaking the next available exam, be aware of some of the upcoming dates and deadlines pertaining to the October 2013 LSAT.
Here’s a table from LSAC that shows how to convert your reported score to each possible raw score:
Need to talk more about your June 2013 LSAT score? Leave a comment below, tweet @manhattanlsat, or email [email protected]/lsat/.
For those of you who took the June LSAT and are waiting on pins and needles for your score, you may be interested to know that scores have generally been released two to four days before the official release date:
LSAT Test Date
Scheduled Score Release Date
Actual Score Release Date
Number of Days Early
|June 14, 2004||July 6, 2004||July 2, 2004||4|
|June 6, 2005||June 27, 2005||June 25, 2005||2|
|June 12, 2006||July 3, 2006||June 29, 2006||4|
|June 11, 2007||July 2, 2007||June 30, 2007||2|
|June 16, 2008||July 7, 2008||July 3, 2008||4|
|June 8, 2009||June 29, 2009||June 25, 2009||4|
|June 7, 2010||June 28, 2010||June 25, 2010||3|
|June 6, 2011||June 29, 2011||June 27, 2011||2|
|June 11, 2012||July 6, 2012||July 2, 2012||4|
|June 10, 2013||July 5, 2013||?||?|
As you can see, chances are that your score will show up in your inbox prior to July 5 and possibly as early as July 1. When that day does come, here’s how it works: you’ll get an email sometime during it. The scores are released in batches and so your friends who also took the test may know their scores in the morning while you don’t get yours until evening. But once the floodgates open, you can trust that it’s on its way.
In the meantime, enjoy the sun and how slow time seems to be passing–that isn’t something we get to experience much in life! (Bright side?)
Law Schools with the Highest Median LSAT (U.S. News Education)
Check out U.S. News’ latest list of law schools with the highest median LSAT for full-time students
About Two-Thirds of Parents Want Their Kids to Be Lawyers (Above the Law)
According to a recent survey from Lawyers.com that polled 1,001 people, 64 percent of parents still “hope their children will grow up to pursue legal careers.”
If you’re set to begin your first year of law school in the fall, you’re probably wondering the best way to pass time while waiting to start.
JD News: Which States Have Too Many Lawyers (JD Mission)
According to new research, location may be everything for recent or soon-to-be law school graduates.
Did we miss your favorite article from the week? Let us know what you have been reading in the comments or tweet @ManhattanLSAT
We found some great articles from the first half of June. Happy reading!
June 2012 LSAT Release Dates (LSAT BLOG)
Did you take the June 2012 LSAT this week? If so, we know you’re anxiously awaiting your score. The scores from the exam are to be released on July 6th but usually the scores are emailed earlier than scheduled. This post from LSAT BLOG provides trends in the score release date of the June exam from the past several years.
Best Books for Law School Students (Goodreads)
Summer is a great time to engage in some leisurely reading! Goodreads has compiled a list of the books that pre-law and law students should read.
Law School Innovators (The National Law Journal)
The National Law Journal published a special report that highlights a few law schools, students, and professors who are pushing the boundaries of traditional education and legal theory.
5 Tips for Parents of Law School Applicants (US News)
Applying to law school can be just as stressful for parents as it is for students. This week, US News offers advice to parents on how to support their child through the application process
Want to Save Money? Try Attending ‘Fast Track’ Law School Abroad (ABA Journal)
If you’re planning on going to law school but cringe at tuition prices, check out this article from ABA Journal that offers some information about attending a ‘fast track’ law school abroad.
If you took the LSAT on June 6th and were less than pleased with the outcome, then consider attending our free online review of the exam next Monday night (7/11) at 8pm EST. Two of our instructors will be breaking down some of the harder questions from the exam and offering advice on whether or not retaking in October is a good choice for you.
Speaking of ‘the great retake debate’, here are a few questions you should ask yourself as you begin to make your retake considerations: