Taking the July LSAT? What You Need to Know

There will be no July 2021 LSAT date. To find out when to take the LSAT or LSAT-Flex this year, check out LSAT test dates!

Let’s take a look at all the deadlines for the July exam to help you stay on track with your registration and law school applications.

July LSAT Dates and Deadlines

The July LSAT is the perfect LSAT, because it’s early enough for you to retest if needed, or get the exam out of the way completely and focus on your applications. Plus, if you’re a student, summer is a great time to test, because you can focus on just one subject—the LSAT!

Registration Deadlines

  • Monday, June 1, 2020 – Regular registration and accommodation request deadline.
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 – Photo upload deadline.
  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 – LSAT Administration (various times)

There is limited availability, so be sure to register early to get the test center or time slot you want.

July LSAT Score Release Dates

Everyone will get their scores via email about a month after the exam. While that’s not too long, especially compared with the bar exam, the wait can be feel very long.

You will get an email of your score if you create an online account with LSAC. And as an added bonus, you can also use this account to send your scores to law schools, so go ahead and set one up now. That’s one less thing on your to-do list!

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For the July 2020 LSAT, the score release date is:

  • Thursday, July 30, 2020 – Scores will be emailed to all account holders on this day.

Tips for the July LSAT

  1. Take a practice test to gauge your starting point.
  2. Sign up for LSAC Official Prep online and take a real LSAT exam from a recent year in its digital format. Find a quiet place, like a library, to take the practice test and do the whole thing in one sitting.

    Note: You can also get access to LSAC Official Prep with an LSAT prep subscription to Magoosh.

    Be sure to time yourself strictly—it’s critical to accurately assess your starting point.

  3. Score your practice test.

Use the answer keys to figure out how you did. More importantly, assess your strengths and weaknesses by making note of how many questions you missed in each section. Knowing this will allow you to structure your LSAT prep accordingly.

  1. Write down your goal score.

If you haven’t already, start looking at law schools and determine the score you’ll need to be competitive. If you’re considering top 100 schools, you’ll need a very solid application as well as a great LSAT score.

  1. Design your study schedule.

The final step is to estimate how long it will take you to get from your baseline score to your goal score. For most people, that’s somewhere in the range of 2-6 months. Make sure you have enough time to study between now and the July exam, or consider signing up for a later administration.

If you need to increase your score by less than 10 points, you’re in great shape. However, if you’re trying to improve by more than 10 points in two months, you have a real challenge ahead of you. Consider taking the September or October LSAT instead and giving yourself more time to prepare.

Top LSAT Tips

Here are three of our favorite pointers, whether you are just getting started or are polishing up those LSAT skills:

  • 10 LSAT Study Tips You Should Know Before You Test
  • Top Five Ways to Improve Your LSAT Score
  • LSAT Logic Games: Complete Guide
  • Takeaway

    Take the time now to decide if the July LSAT is right for you by:

    • Determining your baseline LSAT score based on a practice test,
    • Setting your goal score based on your target law schools, and
    • Establishing how much time you’ll need, and how much time you’ll actually have, to dedicate to studying for the LSAT.

    After you complete these steps, you’ll be confident deciding which LSAT test date is right for you.

    Whenever you decide to take the LSAT, remember the key to getting your best score on the LSAT is making sure you have sufficient time to prepare and that you stick to the schedule.

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    • Allyson Evans

      Allyson is one of Magoosh’s Content Creators. She writes on a variety of topics to help aspiring law students excel on the LSAT, from updates on the new digital LSAT to study tips for the logical reasoning section, and much, much more. A practicing attorney based in Austin, Texas, Allyson has spent the past seven years teaching others how to prepare for the LSAT. Allyson earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her JD from the University of Texas, Austin. When she’s not helping students demystify the LSAT, you can find her hiking on a trail or relaxing at a campsite in the great outdoors. LinkedIn

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