I'm all for applicants who are not "cookie cutter applicants." Diversity and experience is important, and I acknowledge that sometimes that's more valuable than a degree. But you can also have diversity, experience on top of being a "cookie cutter applicant" if you mean by having a bachelor's degree and better lsat. I'm not sure what you mean by cookie cutter... it would be nice if you can clarify that for me. It's not fair to discount the hard work and time it takes to achieve a bachelor's degree. I don't think a lawyer's opinion on your work will overcome the low lsat. Being too busy is not a real excuse. We're all busy. If anything, since you did not get a BA, you should have made 100% sure to get that great or at least decent LSAT score. Postponing your application until that lsat score is achieved would have been the best bet.