so here's my deal: I have a B.S. and M.S. in an engineering/physics discipline + 4 years experience as an engineer (several published papers, etc). UGPA was only a 3.1 (with a steady upward trend), and i did well in grad school. I got a 164 on the June 08 lsat after consistently getting 170+ on timed, realistic conditions practice tests.
1) What schools do I have a good shot at with these numbers and
2) Should I retake in Oct?
Obviously depends on what school you want to attend. Also, with your background, I'm sure you will appreciate some data.
Based on LSAC's repeater data, at a 164, 168 individuals improved their score, 7 remained the same, and 54 had worse scores. The average new score is a 166.7 with a STDEV of 4.4.
This information is available at http://members.lsacnet.org/ -> Roll Over Data -> Click on LSAT Repeater Data