i also had a pretty big jump from my first lsat to my second (156 to 163). i took a kaplan course (wouldn't recommend it by the way), so i know that my second score is a better reflection of my ability. (my kaplan practice tests were: 163, 161, 164, 164, 166)
i've read conflicting opinions on lsat addenda especially if there's a big gap between the two. i know its easy to come across as whiney. however, i've read that if there is a significant difference between the two, a candidate should include a short explanation of why the law school should focus solely on the higher score.
i already, submitted my applications so i'd have to mail or email any addendums. i really just realized that my score might be averaged to a 160. it was a real kick in the balls.
im inclined to say forget it. but since a 160 instead of a 163 would be a pretty big hit for me in relation to the schools i'm applying to, i'm thinking it might be worth it.
what do you think? whats the consensus?
i have a 3.77 gpa and i'm looking mostly at schools in the top 35-25 range. (unc, g. mason, osu, will & mary, bc, wash & lee, illinois) maybe i should look into some more safeties just in case.