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Giving Thanks to the LSAT (and Our LSAT Prep Students)

In case you’ve had your head in LSAT prep books for so long you haven’t had a chance to look at a calendar, Thanksgiving is Thursday. And this year, there’s plenty to be thankful for.

For those of you who sat for the October LSAT like I did, you can be thankful for having that delightful experience behind you. For the December LSAT test-takers out there, you can be thankful for the fact that it’ll all be over in less than two weeks. And we can all be thankful for the remake of Red Dawn opening this weekend, only in theaters. It truly is a joyous time.

What about us LSAT instructors? Well, we have plenty to be thankful for, too. First and foremost, we’re thankful for the LSAT. We know, we know. How could anyone be thankful for the LSAT’s existence? True, it may be infuriating at times, and it certainly causes countless headaches across the country, but the exam keeps us employed. If the LSAT were ever abolished, there’d be many extremely happy pre-law students, and a few very sad LSAT instructors. So to LSAC, we say thank you.

But let’s not forget who we LSAT instructors are truly thankful for — our students. We wouldn’t be anywhere without you. So to everyone out there who realizes that the LSAT is too important to just cram for in a week, we’re thankful for you. Just please, please do your homework. It’s for your own good.

We LSAT instructors are also thankful to the LSAT for evolving. If it remained completely unchanged for the last fifty years, we’d have jobs, but be a lot more bored in them. Although, we can’t say we’re necessarily appreciative of the ever-changing rules and regulations that make taking the LSAT seem like a national security interrogation.

There’s a lot to be thankful for as an LSAT instructor, and we hope you all have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, too. Although, if you’re being good little students, some of this holiday weekend will probably be occupied by LSAT study. We feel for you, and we’re sorry. But remember, the more you study now, the better you’ll do in a few weeks, and then you’ll truly have something to be thankful for.