Where did you go to law school and what were your numbers? I don't want to go through all your posts to find them. I'm not taking it personally at all. I just think you are wrong and have a very negative view that does not reflect reality.
Let me ask you one question that should clear it all up for everyone.
How good of a chance at CCN do you think of the following hypothetical person?
Columbia undergrad/3.5 with 3.9 sophomore through senior years/173 LSAT/some work experience?
Keep in mind I stated from the beginning that undergraduate school will matter a lot and we don't know which school OP went to.
I don't know your background but you are still being too harsh. You are the type of person I hope never ends up on an admissions board. 3.5 from a quality school and a 173 LSAT already gives a great but not automatic shot at CCN. It is amusing that you equate quality school with HYP. A 3.5 from any of the Ivy League schools and other comparable schools and a 173 LSAT makes a very good numbers app. Adding the fact that the OP only ruined one year and has a 3.98 the rest of the years makes his chances at HLS much greater if quality of college is decent to good.
You are right that there is not anything exceptional in OP's soft factors that he wrote in the original post, so Y is out and chances are slim at S. OP still has reasonable shot at H and should apply thinking he has a legitimate shot.
A great shot at CCN? No. A shot? Yes. CCN is most likely a reach. Again, absent a story, those ones will be hard.
You seem to be taking this very personally for some reason. I personally don't care if the OP chooses to apply to every T-14 school. But it's best to be realistic about the situation and I don't believe it's helpful for applicants to fluff them up and have them think that they've got better chances at schools than they do. I personally don't think that HYP are the only quality schools, but those are the schools that get the boost.
In any event, I'm not going to sit and list my resume, but there's a reason why I said what I did in this thread. OP can either choose to listen to someone who has been through the process, or listen to a 0L. Up to him.