The answers to whether or not you could get into those top programs. Although LSAT is weighted over GPA in many many cases, your GPA is a marathon that you gracefully (no pun intended) perfected. And as opposed to the sprint of the all important "test" your GPA will not go overlooked when it comes to admissions desicions you have something over many other applicants. There are (believe it or not) many applicants whom have scored 180's on their LSAT's and a seldom amount whom have recieved a 4.0 UGPA. Be proud apply and your LSAT (which is good by the way) will communicate your ambitions and aspirations combined with your entire profile (everything ELSE used in the admission's process. One last thing to mention. Remember that the very top law schools (arguably the top 10) look at everyhting initally not after the first cut like most others (numbers cut) becasue they have many whom have near perfect-perfect numbers they will scutinize a 180 applicant with a 3.4 GPA over a 16oish applicant with a 4.0. Hope this helps good luck to you Grace, --- Ivy_Hopeful
FL, I would seriously think about the consequences to retaking the LSAT. First of all, you may do worse the second time and your overall average will go down, and secondly, although you may do better some law schools look down upon a retest unless you have a valid reason for doing bad the first time. SO unless you can justify taking it again DON'T!
This is an unfortunate occurance and this is sad but true. I disagree with this approach. In fact the ultimate irony is that many of the top 20 schools admissions comittees and directors have spoken out against the "unfair ranking system" but sure enough in their catalogs they use the "Once unfair raning system" to compare themsleves or pat each other on the back for thier schools historical accomplishments, in a word, lame, covers my response as well.