<p>what do you need to get into harvard law school? any tips on when to start preparing for your LSATs and/or start doing things related with your application like activities or whatnot?</p>
<p>1.) It's a numbers game. GPA/LSAT calculation.</p>
<p>2.) LSATs take a month or two to prepare for.</p>
<p>a month or two to study for the LSAT??- I think that sounds a bit on the low side. But I do think my kid would have burned out after 5 months of study-
so IMO, I would think 3 to 6 months may be more in line with the "commom student".</p>
**the "commom student".
** OP is asking about Harvard.</p>
<p>It's a combination of burning out, placing too much stress on the exam, and a simple question of maxing out. Two months already sounds to me like overkill.</p>
<p>to each his own. I hate to give some of the freshman on this board that studying for the LSAT can be accomplished in 4 to 8 weeks. It may already add undo stress. I think most kids spend more time than 6 weeks preparing for the LSAT- Harvard bound or not. </p>
<p>everyone can figure out their own study plan. Some kids may study during the summer- when their only responsibility will be to study for the LSAT. In that instance, 6 weeks may be sufficient. Others may choose to take the LSAT during the school semester- where they will have alot of other studying to do besides the LSAT. So they may need the extra time.</p>
<p>for some kids- 2 months may be sufficient. For alot others, 3 + months seems to be the way to go. </p>
<p>My kid did not have the "luxury" to dwell or stress over the exam. In addition to her semester responsibilities, she had a campus job which took much time away from preparing for the LSAT.<br>
again- alot may depend on one's personality and having the time to study.</p>
<p>What do you mean by "burning out"?</p>
<p>As a general rule, more and more inputs don't always result in more and more outputs. At some point, you get tired of the exam -- you start overthinking some parts and underthinking others, taking shortcuts because you're just so exhausted with it. I know that for most standardized tests, I hit my peak a couple weeks before the exam itself.</p>
<p>My dad studied for a day or two and got into Georgetown. Can't be that hard.</p>
<p>Well, there's natural aptitude as well. A "cold" 170 isn't unheard of.</p>
<p>Xanthom, it depends on the person taking it.</p>
Xanthom, it depends on the person taking it.
<p>True. It also depends on luck, and perhaps the time period as well. I'm guessing at least one of the following was easier (compared to now) when my dad took the test: (i) the actual LSAT and/or (ii) entry into Georgetown Law (and perhaps top law schools in general) due to less competition at the time.</p>
<p>Hopefully, by the time you take the LSAT as a junior or senior (or later), you would know yourself well enough to understand what studying methods work best for you. The LSAT is a test where familiarity with the types of problems presented is helpful, so perhaps it would be a good idea to take a look at an old exam and determine based upon that what methods of studying will work for you.</p>
Hopefully, by the time you take the LSAT as a junior or senior (or later), you would know yourself well enough to understand what studying methods work best for you. The LSAT is a test where familiarity with the types of problems presented is helpful, so perhaps it would be a good idea to take a look at an old exam and determine based upon that what methods of studying will work for you.
<p>Indeed, this is key to doing well on the LSAT. </p>
A "cold" 170 isn't unheard of.
<p>My dad actually scored a 178. A bit high for GTown you ask? Perhaps. He was planning to apply to Stanford law first but ended up first going to Georgetown because it was near his home. But then he transferred to Stanford later anyway, lol. The circle of life, as they say.</p>
<p>And if you are wondering how he got a 178 with only two days of study, I was exaggerating before. He studied for a few weeks. But I agree, he definitely has some natural aptitude because most people cannot reach that high of a score after even several months of non-stop LSAT fun.</p>