LucilleBluth wrote:I should add too that I have taken the LSAT four times and I don't feel that my score would improve if I took it a fifth time. If I thought it would make a difference I would take it again. Ultimately my dream goal has been to go to the F.B.I. Academy, (after doing a J.A.G. program but I know they are even more ridiculously selective and competitive than the Academy itself) but of course I want to have other options available.
I would think harder about your intended career path. JAG is not easy to get. You should be thinking about worst-case scenario rather than best case scenario, and making a decision from thereon out.
Like I said before, PI is less about your grades than it is about demonstrated interest in the field. And by demonstrated, it means volunteering/doing work for your intended field of PI either before law school, or, at the very latest, your 1L summer. If you come off as someone who hasn't made up your mind if you really want to do their specific field of PI, you significantly decrease your chances of getting PI employment as a fallback.