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September LSAT Wrap Up: What’s Next?

Congratulations! You’ve taken the September LSAT.

Now you’re probably looking to do something more productive than spend weeks worrying about your LSAT score. Here’s the good news: you have a ton of work left to do. Ideally, you will complete all the other parts of your law school applications before the September LSAT scores are released in about three weeks.

Here’s a rundown:

Get Law School Recommendation Letters

If you didn’t ask your former professors or TAs for recommendation letters, you have to get on that right away. A recommender will take at least a few weeks before they send out your letter, and you do need to prep a bit before you ask for a recommendation letter, but we here at MSS have you covered.

Finish Your Personal Statement And Other Essays

After your LSAT score and GPA, your personal statement is the most important element of your law school application. Try to wrap up your personal statement before scores come out. We have a ton of resources in our blog archives on law school personal statements.

You also might have some additional essays to write, like a diversity statement, or an explanatory essay.

Make sure someone helps you proofread all of your essays. And after they’re done, proofread them yourself two more times.

Get Your Resume In Order

You need to update and amend your resume to target law school admissions committees, and also make sure your resume format is kosher.

Fill Out Your LSAC Applications

Unless you’re some sort of troglodytic masochist, you’ll be submitting your law school applications electronically through LSAC. While this is much easier than filling out applications by hand and mailing them in, you still have quite a lot of questions to answer and forms to fill out. The most time consuming part is probably the resume form, which is also doubly annoying since you have to submit your resume as document anyway.

Have Some Fun Before You Go Off To Law School

Finally, once you get all of your application materials sorted, you should plan for some epic fun before you have to go off to law school. This may be your last chance to let loose, do some traveling, and even just read for fun. So take advantage of your free time. Law school isn’t that bad, but after prepping for the LSAT and suffering through the law school application process, you do deserve to go a little buck wild.