My first reaction to my LSAT score was disbelief. If it was a “most strongly supported” question, I would have picked: “(A) – The LSAC software generated a place-holder score report with a 180.”
Why? Did I luck into that 180?
In short, yes. Anyone who gets a 180 lucked into it. There are too many small things that can go wrong on test day to guarantee perfection. That’s why only somewhere between .02% and .03% of test takers receive the score – with ~100,000 individual tests taken, that’s between 20 and 30 with a perfect score each year.
Here’s some advice and information from 10% of them (both from among the Blueprint students who received a 180 this year).