Come back with your high 160's score and we'll chat.
Get that lsat score, and you should be fine. Of course it's harder than it seems since a lot of things can go wrong on your test day.
My favorite test taker in the room this past June was this very yummy looking blond surfer boy who kept sighing loudly like the fate of the world was in his pencil. At first it threw me off, and then I decided to take it as a smug indicator that he was bombing the test and setting the curve... is that bad?
It never hurts to shoot for the stars, and it helps to test in a consistent range. My point wasn't that you couldn't do it - my point was that there's a big difference between planning where you're going to attend with a 168 and actually getting the 168. Many people see a drop in their score on test day, the pressue will be more intense than in practice, the setting and layout will be unusual to you, and timing will be more strictly enforced. Plus, you can never account for things like 'that guy with the sniffles' who just wasn't around when you were practicing. Only 10% of test takers score over a 163 (depending on the scale) on actual test day. Just be aware of the difference between what you score on test day, and what score you think you deserve - sometimes it can be a large rift.So once you actually get your 167+ score, then come back and debate how easy it is to get into the schools. That's my only point.