As a tutor, one of the questions I’m asked at least a few times a month is, “How many times should I take the LSAT?” It’s usually accompanied by pleading eyes or, perhaps, a grounded sort of resignation that says, “I will do this as many times as I have to because I will not be beaten by some standardized test written by a bunch of nerds in suburban Philadelphia.” I applaud the spirit of the latter student, because I, too, spend much of my time doing things to spite nerds. But whether asked in desperation or from between squared shoulders, it’s a fair question. The answer, unfortunately, is “it depends.”
Finally, finally, there’s a nip in the air. The leaves are changing colors and the semester’s first solo cup pyramids have collapsed under the weight of mid-semester exam prep. You know what that means. It’s pumpkin spice season! Also, time to get working on those law school applications.
“But, but … how do I know where to apply?” you might be saying. You may also be saying, “Actually, I’ve been dreaming of going to Harvard Law since I saw Legally Blonde as an impressionable youth. How hard could it be to get in?”