Answer courtesy of PowerScore
In 2006, the ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions changed its data collection procedures to require that law schools reporting 25th, median, and 75th percentile scores of their matriculating students to use the highest LSAT score, for those students who took the test more than once.
What does this mean for you? That taking the LSAT more than once is now is much less of a “risk” than it used to be. Schools are now not required to take or report the average of all your LSAT scores (although that average still appears in your LSAT score report), and can now use your highest LSAT score.
However, the rule did not require schools to use the highest score during the admissions process, which means that schools can still use the average score when making admissions decisions—and some still do.
To get an answer specific to the schools you are applying to, call their admissions offices and ask. If you decide to take the LSAT more than once, tailor your decision to retake the test based on test-day circumstances and your knowledge of your school's LSAT score policies.
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