I went to a small, private liberal arts school in the south. It is well respected in this region, and has recently earned some national exposure (by making it to the NCAA tournament for the last 3 years, and hosting one of the recent presidential debates), but I doubt that T14 law programs know it well. Within the university, my program was notoriously rigorous (Political Science, though my school required intensive coursework in economics and quantitative methods), making it a real achievement to earn my 3.8 GPA while juggling another major and extra curriculars.
Still, how do I ensure that my prospective law schools appreciate this? With a good LSAT (shooting for 169 and above, on par with my practice tests), a 3.8 GPA, and two years of relevant work experience, will I be competitive at the top programs despite my alma mater?