For those of you who took the June LSAT, today’s summer solstice comes as a welcomed gift. It’s nature’s way of saying, “It’s OK; you can leave your dark bedroom decorated with LSAT practice problems and go back into the world,” like a mother giving her child a gentle shove through the doors of a kindergarten classroom. So for all of you who recently took the June LSAT, we encourage you to go out into the daylight and enjoy yourself. The sun may burn a bit at first, but that’s fine (and in case you forgot, avoid looking directly into it).
In all seriousness, try to relax; the June LSAT cancellation deadline has passed, so neither dwelling nor daydreaming will be particularly productive. Take advantage of the longest day of the year and hit the beach or go for a hike, but most importantly, quit worrying that you didn’t bubble in your answers dark enough or that you forgot to write your name on the Scantron. It’s still a couple of weeks before your LSAT score is released, so today is the perfect day to enjoy the accomplishment of finishing the LSAT, without being concerned about the result. Contrary to popular belief, refreshing your LSAC account home page will not make the results appear any sooner.
On the other end of the spectrum, many of you are just getting started on your LSAT prep. For current LSAT prep students, the longest day of the year can cut both ways. For those of you who are morning people, summer solstice may give you a chance to achieve a solid day of studying, while still leaving enough sunlight to get outside and enjoy the sunbeams. If you’re normal, though, the longest day of the year may just mean more time to procrastinate before you finally start hitting the books. Nothing screams “it’s really time to start your day’s work” like complete darkness. So if you know you’re not able to get productive until nightfall, you might as well get outside and enjoy the longest day of the year as well.
However you choose to spend the summer solstice, be sure to make it count, because nothing like it will come around anytime soon…except for tomorrow, which will be only about a minute shorter.