it's not the time you've spent studying, man. It's the method. You can study for 2 years wrong and then do it right in 2 months and your scores will shoot up. Re-think this. Have too many friends who settled like you're about to and they are not happy campers.
That's the thing that I don't think people understand. They think, "I am smarter than my LSAT; I will do well in law school and I'll do well in my career regardless of where I went because I have the skills necessary to succeed as an attorney." The problem is that TONS of people have the skills needed to be an attorney. I don't mean to toot my own horn here, but I am great at legal research and writing. I really do have the perfect skill set for this field. But NOBODY CARES. I got jack crap at OCI, mostly because I attend an "inferior" law school.
You could have the talent to be the next freaking Johnny Cochran and it isn't going to mean anything because there is a very good chance that you'll never even get your foot in the door to have a shot.
People misinterpret our warnings as if we are snobby prestige whores, and they don't understand that IT'S NOT US. I'd love to return to the days when Willamette grads could make partner at a medium sized firms.