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Today’s Your Last Chance to Sign Up for the March LSAT

And one of your last chances to take a pencil-and-paper LSAT

February is one of my least favorite months of the year. The weather is dreary, the holiday hangover is still in effect, and no good movies are coming out (not to mention the commercialized bastardization of love that is Valentines day, but I digress). Some of you may find February distasteful for another reason — the looming specter of the March 2019 LSAT exam.

If you’re still on the fence about taking the March LSAT, you should know that today, 2/20, is the last day to register. Forewarned is forearmed. You have until 11:59 pm Eastern Time. If you’ve been following a study plan for the last four to six weeks, you should probably go ahead and register for the exam, even if you do not feel ready yet (spoiler alert, you definitely should not feel ready yet).

But there’s an additional reason to think about signing up for this particular test administration date. The March 2019 LSAT is the second-to-last pencil-and-paper exam before LSAC begins administering the LSAT digitally. I, for one, would be slightly perturbed by the prospect of being a guinea pig for the new process — I’m sure it will go smoothly (LSAC is, after all, years late to the digital party and should learn from the experience of other standardized exam administrators) but I appreciate the comfort of knowing that no technological glitches will interfere with my scribbling down answers on paper.

So, if you’re something of a Luddite, like me, you may want to head on over to LSAC and register for the exam. Sure, you have one more chance to avoid the digital test, but life happens and it is always risky to put all of your eggs in one basket (I thought about throwing in a third platitude, but I’ll stick with two). Unless you’ve done absolutely no preparation (or just fallen asleep in your classes), you should probably take this last opportunity to register for the exam, especially if you prefer a No. 2 pencil to a stylus.