How does your LSAT score stack up?
My awesome student Mike made this visualization of LSAT scores by percentile, using the past 11 years of scoring scale data. Check it out!
Some quick highlights from the past three years:
140 = 13.4th percentile
150 = 44.4th percentile
160 = 80.3rd percentile
I find these percentiles very helpful for perspective. The LSAT scale is constricted, since it only goes from 120 to 180. This means that every single point counts, and should be celebrated! If you can go from 140 to 150, you move past a whopping 31 percent of the field. If you go from 150 to 160, you blow past another 36 percent of your competitors. I see these improvements all the time… people can, and do, put themselves in an entirely different LSAT stratosphere through hard work and practice.
June 2014 LSAT recap
A few dozen of my students took the LSAT on Monday, and here’s what some of them are saying (names have been changed to protect the innocent).Read more
June 2014 LSAT deadlines
Yesterday (May 6) was the regular registration deadline for the June 2014 LSAT, but it’s still not too late if you want to take a shot at that test: the late registration deadline is May 16. That’s also the deadline for withdrawing from the test with a partial refund, but I don’t know why anybody would do that… changing to a future test date would seem to make more sense. Here’s a list of the most important dates:
Late Registration Deadline: May 16
Test Center Change: May 18
Test Date Change: May 25
Withdrawal Deadline (no refund): June 8
June 2014 LSAT: June 9
Scores Released by Email: July 7
If you’re already registered, but you’re not sure whether you’ll be ready in time, note that you can always WD on the night before the test. You won’t get a refund, but it won’t count as one of your three attempts.
Don’t take my word for it on any of these deadlines… make sure you double-check on the LSAC website. And please call or email any time you have questions.Read more
April 2014 LSAT class results
For anybody who’s interested, I’m going to start posting the test results from my LSAT classes. First, here are the averages for the opening diagnostic:
Test #1 Class Averages: April 8, 2014 (June 2011 official LSAT)
Logic Games: 12.5 correct
Logical Reasoning: 30.0 correct
Reading Comprehension: 15.9 correct
Total Raw Score: 58.4 correct
Scaled LSAT Score: 150.9
Scaled LSAT Range: 135-166
Logic Games Basic Concepts Quiz
Here’s a single-question logic games quiz with a short video explanation. Make sure you understand this principle… it’s incredibly useful for grouping games!
Suppose G, H, I, J, and K are about to board Disneyland’s “Splash Mountain.” They are asked to split into a group of two and a group of three. G and H must be in the same group. I and J must be in separate groups.
Can you figure out who goes where? To test yourself, see if you can answer the following question:
Which one of the following must be true?
a) G rides with I.
b) H rides with J.
c) K rides with J.
d) I rides in a group of two.
e) K rides in a group of two.
Check out the short video for my solution. (Excerpted from my comprehensive 55-hour online LSAT course.)Read more
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Which GPA will law schools look at?
Quick question from one of my readers:
Before I transferred into a 4 year school, my GPA at a community college was 2.5. However, at my 4 year school, my GPA is a 3.6. Which GPA will law schools look at?
The short answer is “neither.” When you apply to law school, you will submit transcripts from both your community college and your 4-year school to the LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service. The LSAC will then aggregate the two. Keep in mind that even if you have only one transcript, your “LSAC GPA” might not match the GPA on your transcript. The LSAC makes some adjustments to certain grades in order to account for things like honors classes, pass-fail classes, and differing school policies on how a class that’s retaken should affect GPA.
Please don’t overthink this. Just go ahead and submit your transcripts to LSAC, and let them do the work of figuring out your official LSAC GPA. There’s not a lot you can do about it anyway, so save the brain cells and get back to studying the LSAT… which is a much more powerful factor than GPA in any case.Read more
Free LSAT Logical Reasoning Class this Saturday
I’m doing another of my free LSAT lessons this Saturday from noon-4 pm at Santa Clara University. The room is Kenna 102, and all materials are provided. Please help spread the word, and I hope to see you there!
Free LSAT class in Berkeley — Wednesday Feb. 19
Next Wednesday, from 7-9 PM, I’ll be teaching a free LSAT class on the campus of UC Berkeley. Everyone is welcome! Many thanks to the Latino Pre-Law Society and the Black Political Law Association.Read more