I wrote my lsat in November and scored a 158. I wasn’t surprised by the score, as it was what I was scoring on my practice tests. I knew going into it I would have to write the January lsat as well. After coming out of the test in November, I immediately found out my grandma passed away from injuries she sustained in an accident. Trying to study for my January lsat since then has been really difficult. To say we were extremely close would be an understatement, and her death was not something I could have seen coming. I wrote my January lsat yesterday and I don’t believe I did well on it. I was scoring between 162-165 on my prep tests, and come the day of the test I couldn’t focus and honestly it just brought me back to the day she passed away.
I’m hoping for some advice on what to do. I’m assuming I scored as badly as I did in November, if not worse. My cGPA and L2 aren’t great, so I needed a higher lsat score to compensate for this. My cGPA is a 3.35 and my L2 is a 3.56. I had a strong personal statement in my opinion, and excellent EC’s and references.I was accepted into Lakehead earlier this month, however it isn’t my first choice. I know if I don’t get into any other schools I can fall back on it, but I’m not sure if I should do that, or re-apply next year in hopes of getting into one of my top schools. I feel like with my stats, my chances of getting into the other schools I've applied to are slim to none. It comes down to not wasting another year by re-applying and being closer to getting a JD, or taking a year off and risking re-applying and potentially not getting in.
I know it’s early on and I haven’t even gotten my score back, but I’m trying to be realistic. I guess what I want to know is what you think is the better option, and whether you think I’d have a shot at Windsor, Ottawa, or Western given my current stats. Any advice is appreciated, thanks in advance.