First off, I have wanted to be an attorney for the majority of my life. It all started when I went to a law firm on a school field trip in 8th grade, sat in on a consultation, and loved the dialogue and the thought of helping people. From that point on, I decided I was going to grow up and become a lawyer. However, once I got into college, I slacked off and focused more on drinking and partying than my grades. However, by my senior year, I got myself together and managed to get a 4.0 in summer of 2010 (2 classes), a 3.75 in fall of 2010 (4 classes), a 3.5 in spring of 2011 (4 classes) and a 4.0 in summer of 2011 (2 classes). The classes I took from summer 2010 an onwards were all upper-level classes... I hope this demonstrates an upward trend.
However, when I finally received my diploma, my UGPA was a frustrating 2.87. As for my LSAT, I have yet to take it (October), and I am currently enrolled in a Princeton Review prep program, but my score on the practice tests is hovering around 150. I work about 4-6 hours on studying every day, working a different section every day, and taking one timed practice test every day.
On a side note, I have a strong letter of recommendation from a professor of mine and another strong LOR from a successful practicing attorney. I also work at a law firm, hoping this will show the Admissions Council my dedication and desire to become a law student. I am looking at schools in the south east like John Marshall (Atlanta), Mercer, Florida Coastal, Mississippi College, and reach schools of Georgia State and U. South Carolina. Are these schools beyond my reach? What chances do I have to even go to law school? I am blessed by having parents with financially successful careers and can pay for my law school, so debt wont really be a problem, thank God.
What schools should I be looking at?