Oh, I'm not taking it for granted at all. It's just a prediction. I understand your position, but without going into my situation and background, I know I'll bust my ass. If you're curious, PM me and I'll clue you in.
I just sent MahlerGrooves the long of it, and I was going to forward it, but it's not in my outbox for some reason. I'll give you the short of it. I have at least a dozen people (mostly family) close to me that are involved in law in some capacity- and every one is successful. They all push me to do my best, and tell me the good and the bad about law school, so I know how to prepare, as well as having a backbone of support for any last minute questions:)
Also, looking at LSN, it appears that my life experience didn't count at all, but the fact of the matter is that I had some really difficult times trying to get a decent GPA. Trying to pass classes like Fluid Mechanics or Optical Physics when you're on medicines that halve your thinking speed is incredibly difficult. Luckily, I'm on medicine now that doesn't have that side effect. I have no doubt that, if healthy and with a slightly easier major, I would have been sitting pretty.
As for my LSAT score, I wish it were better, but the fact of the matter is, as a working engineer, I'm not exposed to words as much as someone who got their BS in English or Poly Sci. As an engineer, you're trained on visual cues- something that isn't measured at all on the test. As long as I work hard and apply myself, I'm confident that things will turn out alright. Nothing in life's a given, and I know that from experience- but I think that with some dedication, I should be able to do well. Also, 60k for doing well is a might fine motivator haha