5 Reasons Not to be Discouraged by a Low LSAT Score

After LSAC sends out the scores, I hear from many of you. Many of you did great (congratulations!), but others did not-so-great (congratulations on having a few more months of LSAT fun!).

Here are 5 reasons that a low LSAT score on the LSAT can actually be a good thing:

Reason #1: You have at least a few months to study for an LSAT retake.
The LSAT's given in February, June, September or October, and December. A few more months is plenty of time, especially since you're already familiar with the exam.

Reason #2: You can still be early in the law school application process.
You can study hard, take the LSAT again, and submit your application toward the beginning of the admission cycle. Rolling admissions means applying early to law school gives you a better shot because more seats are available.

Reason #3: You have more time to plan your applications and future.
Being forced to retake means you'll have more time to decide whether or not law school is right for you. You'll also have more time to work on your personal statement, get recommendation letters, and cultivate relationships with alumni who can help you.

Reason #4: An addendum might help.
If your SAT score wasn't an accurate indicator of your college GPA, you can submit an addendum explaining that the LSAT may not accurately reflect your potential in law school either.

Reason #5: I'll be there with you every step of the way.
As you study for your retake, you'll now have several more months of LSAT Blog posts to read, memorize, and share with your friends. All 100% free!


  1. Thanks for the advice.

  2. I'm climbing down from the tall bridge now.

  3. What exactly do you mean by reason # 4 please elaborate? It is possible send a letter to law schools with respect to a low lsat mark and that will be taken into consideration?

  4. It means that if the SAT didn't do a good job of predicting your college performance, perhaps law schools will believe that the LSAT may not do a good job of predicting your law school performance.

  5. How often has this worked particularly if your SAT was about 150 points lower than the average SAT in your class, but still maintained a high GPA and a class rank of top 3-4%? Not looking obviously for a catered response, just wondering if this has worked at all for anyone other than a URM?