So if you get into CUNY, will you be going there? I see you have some other admits to good schools.
But yeah, you're right...CUNY is a whole lot less impressed with high LSAT's than other schools are. Do you have a lot of "stuff" on your resume to show a commitment to public interest?
These are both good questions.
Would CUNY end up on top? I'm not sure. I just received a public interest scholarship at another school which might make the easier commute, summer stipends, health insurance, library hours and holdings, etc. hard to turn down. If you had asked me a week ago, I would have said yes. I'd really like to be part of a strong public interest community. And all the cute queers don't hurt.
My resume should definitely indicate my commitment to public interest law: I have worked in the non-profit sector for the last six or so years, the last three in the field of law I plan to pursue (criminal defense/habeas); I do a bit of community service stuff outside of my job; and I started active, progressive student organizations (one queer, one race-/class-based) at each of the schools I attended. My recs should also corroborate both my politics and my dedication to public interest work. So I don't think this is the hangup. I'm afraid my academic record is just that pitiful. And the LSAT score that has allowed me to overcome it at a couple of other schools has a (rightfully) diminished weight in CUNY's calculations.
In any case, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!