« on: October 22, 2005, 08:25:05 PM »
I don't think you're too far off from any of those schools with the score you've got now; your GPA is great. I was in a similar kind of situation last year with a 168 and slightly lower GPA, was disappointed in my LSAT underperformance, decided to apply anyway, and wound up with offers from two of those schools (decided to wait another year and reapply for a variety of reasons). I did, however, just retake the LSAT and score 9 points higher this time, which makes me feel great about my chances this admissions cycle. I know plenty of people are sure they are going to do better the second time, and then stay the same or only improve a point or two, so it's hard to predict the effects of a retake. I will say that I practiced my butt off over the summer, and even so I was WAY more nervous about the scores coming out this time than last, because the stakes seem so much higher when you are retaking than they are the first time around. So I don't know if that really gives you much actual advice, but it's just one person's experience from which to take what you will.