I'd second the suggestion to look into her situation with the bar. You mentioned that she failed out of her university, so I'm assuming the 3.6 was her cumulative GPA at graduation. What was her LSAC GPA?
She might also try throwing a wider net if she chooses to reapply next year. A 168/3.6 won't get you into GULC, like, ever; those numbers are pretty good for GW, but her record probably hurt her; and American is notorious for yield protections and Catholic seems like they do some weird stuff with that as well. I don't know what schools in NYC she applied to, but I can totally see how the DC schools were a bust.As for suggestions, she might have a good shot at W&L. They seem to forgive a lot for 165+ LSATs.
Oh, that's what I was pointing out -- that you'd really THINK she'd have a great shot at American with those numbers, but American has a tendency to reject or waitlist candidates who have numbers above their 75%. Also, Catholic is a . . . well, Catholic school. Pot possession probably doesn't go over too well.I'll I'm saying is that if you pay close attention to the admissions decisions of those DC schools, it's not surprising what happened to her, but it doesn't mean that she can't get into law school (and at somewhere better than American, no doubt).Take a look at W&L on lawschoolnumbers.com and you'll see that they love splitters. So her not-so-crappy GPA might make up for the criminal activity there. She might also try UMaryland. They feed a lot of grads into DC and her numbers are very, very good for them.