Not sure about those schools in particular, but I also had an upward trend in my grades, and I got in places where my GPA shouldn't have been good enough. (I just checked the admissions statistics for the school I attend, and my UGPA was well below the 25th percentile for admitted students.) I think admissions offices will look at trends in your grades.
Also, make sure everything else in your application (LSAT but also recommendations, personal statement, resume) is as good as it can be. People will tell you that these things don't matter, but they are really important, especially for people who are trying to outperform their GPAs.
So true. Recs, personal statement, and your resume actually do contribute to your chances of getting admitted, especially for someone like you with a lower GPA. It is definitely a plus that you improved over time. Just stay focused and have the rest of your application close to perfect! Good luck!