What should you do with your February 2008 LSAT score? Are you hoping to apply for Fall 2008? You’ll probably be ok at safety schools but anywhere that you’re mid-range or reaching is going to end up with a wait list response at best. This is the joy of rolling admissions.
It might be a better strategy to wait until Fall 2009 entry. You can really work to create impressive applications, strengthen your LORs and resumes, improve your GPA, and apply early (September/October) for the next admission cycle. This can definitely help you to be a more competitive applicant.
If you decide to do this, don’t put law school on the back-burner. Be proactive and get yourself on a time-line. The summer will be here before you know it.
P.S. I am currently accepting law school admission consulting clients for Fall 2009 and will accept fewer than 150 this year. Sign up early.
P.P.S. Trends I’m noticing: The following schools seem to be gunning it for improvement in rankings (based on the fact that they are turning down people this year that I think they would have admitted last year): Boston College, George Washington University, Northeastern, and George Mason.