I think also the biggest mistake I made is taking the LSAT late. I thought I'd score in the 150s, which is why I applied to the schools I did. Arizona State was my reach. I ended up scoring 165, and ASU was one of the 1st schools to accept me. Thus I think for many reasons, LSATs need to be taken early, so you can get that score in and base the schools you should apply to based on your actual score, instead of what you think you'll score. I was dumb in that regard, but I'm also very happy with the schools i've gotten into so far
DON'T1) Think that you are a "shoe-in" just because your numbers are at or above the school's median2) Hold onto offers of admission if you are sure you do not want to go to that school; other people are waiting for your spot!3) Call public schools to inquire about the status of your application; they will bite your head off.