I was thinking about taking a year off too. My LSAT is 143, my GPA is 3.75. So far, no luck with my applications. I think I might get in Thomas Jefferson, but I don't really want to do go there. The 4th Tier status does not bother me that much, I just don't like the school for some reason. I am pretty sure that if I take the LSAT again in October, I can do better. My GPA is pretty good (I think), so I will have a better chance next year. It is important which school you get in, and until you tried your best (for me, I don't think 143 is my best), don't give up. I really believe that I should be happy with the law school I will go to, otherwise....what's the point?