(edit: One last question: I had 2 alcohol violations my freshman year and got kicked out of my (alcohol free) dorm on the second one. This will show up when I get the Dean's certification thing sent over. Will it matter at all, or is the main purpose to make sure you didn't say cheat in a class or something?)
First of all, your alcohol violations will show up and they are important. Whether or not they are as important as cheating in a class I cannot say (perhaps they are more so? probably not)...either way they will reflect badly on your character.As for your chances at top schools:The Top 10 are out of reach for you. Not to be harsh, but a 166 LSAT is below the 25% for most of them. LSAT is king...your GPA is fine (3.7 is plenty high so I dont think that you would even need an addendum)You should apply to UNC, although I certainly would not call it a safety school..you are in their 25-75% range and can be rejected as easily as accepted. Same goes for Vanderbilt. I would apply to schools 10-15 (including Duke) as reach schools, and use 20-30 or so as my targets.Or...retake the LSAT do better and go to Duke/UNC.HTH
Your post was too long... I can't read more than a paragraph. make cliffnotes and I might reconsider.