I'm wondering what my chances are. I will probably be applying under Access because of extenuating circumstances that occured in my first year, but here are my stats:
LSAT: 149, 153, 157, 156
Good ECs, and great work experience in the two years I have been out of undergrad.
I'm also wondering if it's worth taking the LSAT again... I have taken it so many times already, but if I could get a 160 would it be worth it?
In the general sense any concerns would mostly be about reputation and moral obligations.
Specific to the OP though - nobody has read the contract they actually signed, nobody knows the firm or, really, the actual facts... so it's going to far to say that OP has no legal exposure (even if that just means exposure to something frivolous from a dumb firm). I think that's all anybody was really trying to express.
In your case, you'd have to explain how your access claim affected your LSAT score specifically. There is no way I would have been admitted to the school I went to in the general category, so yes, it was treated differently.
As a neutral third party to the debate about accepting and reneging - how is accepting an offer to return and then "secretly" doing the recruit any different than applying for new jobs while already employed? I'm just curious whether there is some different employment law principle I'm missing here, or if it's purely about reputation.