Yikes! I hope you didn't pay her for this gem of advice. Anyway, I totally disagree with this. I would say prep as you originally intended to. The LSAT is a very learnable test and you could end up with a powerhouse score. Also, no matter if you have one piece of your app that you think might be strong - don't let any other part of your app be weak. I mean, aim for everything to be strong (lsat, gpa, lors, resume, essays) and I think you will be in good shape. I also think that being an Afr. Am. will help your app because that is a sought after URM (whether a school will admit it or not), but again you shouldn't rely on any one thing because addcomms are unpredictable. I would apply to all the big schools you are interested in, but don't overlook other schools that might work too because you never know who is going to offer you the best aid or give you the best gut feeling when you go and visit. Hope that helps.
Can someone please advise me on whether or not I have a chance at a T14 with my scores? I'm a black male from UC Davis. I spent a year abroad and co-founded a successful multinational corporation, but I don't know if this will make up for my low scores. I would really appreciate some feedback. Thanks
word on the street is apply to Harvard. You'll get in.