mostly you need a good LSAT score. some people on here will tell you that that number on your test means less than a GPA or a good ugrad school but in reality, and all things considered, the LSAT is what makes or breaks an applicant's application. even doubly so when you realize the the LSAT is a great predictor for how your legal career will go, even if you don't remain just a lawyer- it's predictive value can encompass your success/failure on many other levels- politician/public servant/etc. it really all depends on how you view your career and if you feel it's worth it to go to law school in your condition. frankly speaking, it sounds like you made this decision on a whim, and that's not healthy for a law school career- money isn't the best reason to choose this path. but others will disagree vehemently about those things. basically to answer your original question, which honestly was difficult to find hidden inside most of that junk you posted, to be a shoe-in (or as is commonly called an auto admit) for the Top 50 schools, you need a 165+. coupled alongside a strong GPA (3.5+), you are gauranteed a spot in the T50. but, obviously, to get into the top schools you'll need 168+. coupled within a good GPA, this could be your ticket to a top law school. finally, xynder- on behalf of the posters of LSD (and the moderators), welcome to this forum.