Scheduling Your LSAT with the COVID-19 Emergency

I was hoping to be the only business that didn’t feel a need to do a COVID-19 update, since Advise-In Solutions is continuing operations without interruption. But…

LSAC has cancelled the March 2020 LSAT. LSAC doesn’t know any more than anyone else about what the future holds, so it’s possible that this will be the first of several postponements and cancellations. What should prospective law students who want to take the LSAT do?

As I’ve already advised my clients, if you know the date you want to take the LSAT, register for it as soon as possible after registration opens so that you’ll be in position to get your best LSAT score. I have advised not registering for April since in my view, it’s highly likely that either that the test will be cancelled or that LSAC won’t have sensible infrastructure in place to make that test logistically smooth. Among other things, a lot of LSATs are administered on college campuses that look increasingly unlikely to be open by mid-April.

LSAC has already had considerable trouble with making the increased number of test dates work smoothly; a couple of my clients had miserable experiences with testing sites, including one that was next to a hotel ballroom with several hundred people having breakfast—and loud breakfast conversation. If college campuses aren’t available, LSAC will have to try to get a lot more unvetted sites. So, unless you need to take the LSAT in April, I would advise against it.

Future dates, well, who knows? Pay close attention to the LSAC website, lsac.org, for announcements. The big thing now is, if you know your test date, however distant in 2020 it is, register for it as soon as you can.

~ by Kyle Pasewark at Advise-in Solutions on March 19, 2020.

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