I am extremely frustrated. I completely BOMBED the LSAT. I even paid a ton of cash for that Stupid Kaplan classroom program and it did me NO good. I feel completely defeated. So much so, it has affected every other aspect of my life. How much weight do they put on the LAST score anyway? I am in the top 8% concerning GPA, I am graduating in the top 5% of my class, and yet I am in the BOTTOM 13% for my LSAT score. I have GREAT letters of recommendation and I have diversity coming out of my A$$.
Is there hope for me?
Thought of taking that test again is horrifying. I LOVE the law. For me it is not about the money or all of the personal bennies that go with it. It is about learning and knowing the law. It is about ensuring everyone has a fair chance at life. It is about giving people a chance and not letting the "Haves" take advantage of the "Have Not’s". Law is confusing and the legal system seems to be built inside a in-penetrateable barrier. Only those with the secret password can enter. Only those with the money can buy those who are allowed to enter.
I think you definitely need to retake the LSAT. You have both October and December as possibilities -- there's time to study.
A couple of questions:
Did you order any of the the LSAC Official Preptests and take them (timed) before the actual exam? If so, did you go over the questions you got wrong and try to understand why you got them wrong?
You need to take some Preptests to (1) figure out your basic score range and (2) figure out what you need to work on.
You should (as people have suggested) buy the Powerscore bibles and/or hire a private tutor, if only for a couple one-hour sessions.
You should not be horrified of taking the test again.
If you can gain a command of even a couple basic concepts tested on the LSAT, you should be able to score in the 150's or higher. Personally, I don't think anyone should settle for a 140, and since you have such a high GPA, I find it hard to believe you're incapable of scoring higher.