it seems risky, but i'm aiming for stanford or serious scholarship from columbia, and it seems like a 170 won't cut it.i have a 3.9 (humanities) from an ivy. with the new policy, it should be a no-brainer, but i'm not in a strong financial position. realistically, i'll get a 174/175. blegh, not worth it if they're averaging-- possibly worth it now.
I think that you are taking a huge risk by retaking the LSAT.If I was you, I would focus on my letters of recommendation and my personal statement.They don't just look at your LSAT score and GPA, but they also look at who you are and how you are going to enhance their law school.Vera
19 people with a 170 retook, for an average of 170.2 after the fact. However, keep in mind that two of those scored in the 150-159 range when they retook (god only knows how).