BC and UCLA look good, but if you want Michigan (or anyplace like it), you need to retake.
Chicago, Boston and California all offer excellent venues in which you can retake your LSAT.Seriously, seriously, really, you don't want to go to any of the law schools you'll get into. Not now. "Top third at a T25" won't pass muster anymore.
'Fear-mongering' isn't the right term; it's more 'bitching.' In any event, the perception that persists here is that such and such a class rank at such and such school opens up such and such doors. I'd bet, but don't know, that it's still true to some extent, but that the percentiles have tightened up and that the applicable schools have been narrowed. My school (T20) missed its generally-reported biglaw cutoff by leaps and bounds this past fall, and has seen its OCI employer count halved for this coming fall. So, while we won't know for sure for another couple months, it's awfully reasonable to say that this general sense--that 33% (or 25%, or top half, or whatever) at the T25 (or T20, or T30, or whatever) get to work at as big a firm as they'd like--isn't in line with the realities of hiring anymore.Have a conversation with a partner, or a young associate, or whoever. The same tune all across the board: getting more selective and paring down the schools they look to. And as has been hashed out elsewhere, it's not a temporary cost cut, but a desire to change the leveraged expansion structures.In any event, the sky isn't falling necessarily; I'm just saying that the employment assumptions that law applicants make need to change.As EM said at ATL: "I've said this before but I'll say it again: I feel really bad for the class of 2011. But the class of 2012 is just not paying attention."
Well here is the story...two very different paths that I would like to go down. One is eventually to Army JAG, the other is practicing energy law, hopefully in some capacity with the Department of Energy. Thanks for the input, help, optimism, pessimism, I probably will retake just not quite sure yet. My other, non-law school option, is Army Officer Candidtate School, so we shall see what happens.