LSAT forums are thriving communities. They have guides based on the experience of students who made significant improvements. Top LSAT instructors participate on a daily basis. And you can connect with thousands of LSAT students who are going through exactly what you’re going through. If there’s something you’ve been wondering about, you can get precise, useful answers. In my own research I use LSAT forums – the answers really are good.
Read first, then participate
All forums have their own culture. Before jumping in and posting, you should take the time to see how things work. Top Law Schools, in particular, is an aggressive forum. You might find replies shocking until you get used to the tone.
Take note of which forum posts produce useful answers, and frame your question in the same way. Asking a better question gets better results.
Don’t get sucked in
Forums can be addictive. Many students spend a LOT of time on LSAT forums. It feels like studying. But in most cases, it isn’t. Use forums for their useful information, but don’t pretend that spending two hours on a forum every day will get you a better score.
Best LSAT Forums
There are about a dozen LSAT forums I could name, but there are three major ones worth mentioning.
Top Law Schools: The biggest and best LSAT forum, bar none. Top Law Schools is a very active forum, and you’ll find very good information here. The guides are worth checking out.
Apart from the LSAT, Top Law Schools has information on all other aspects of law school.
Reddit’s LSAT forum: If you’re a Redditor, you should subscribe to /r/LSAT. It’s not as big as Top Law Schools, but it’s still quite active. I’m the mod there, and I’m quite proud of what the place has grown into. Along with questions on the front page, you’ll find lots of guides on the sidebar. As with Top Law Schools, there’s a crowd of LSAT tutors and regulars who hang around with advice.
Lawstudents.ca: This is for the Canadians. Lawstudents.ca is a surprisingly good forum on the LSAT and Canadian law school admissions. You should definitely check it out if you’re going to law school in Canada.
Note: Some prep companies run forums too. If you’re taking a course with a company, then using their forum can be a good idea as students will be familiar with the company’s methods.
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