Get good grades and transfer from the TT (BLS) to the region you want or a better national name, possibly with a better scholarship. You still should be taking the LSAT again, although sitting out a year isn't the only option.
No. 1000x no. You will need extremely good grades (top 10%) to be able to transfer to a decent option. You have a 90% chance of not being able to transfer. Everyone thinks they will be at the top of their class. Sitting out a year IS the only option. Even if you DID somehow manage to transfer, transfer students almost NEVER get scholarships.
That's funny because you have a 10% chance of NOT scoring in the 90th percentile on the LSAT! Law school is what you make it. I've talked to dozens of alumni from USD and the sentiment is the same: once you get a job, you work your tail off. You then build your reputation and it doesn't matter where you went. I think too many people on TLS are sold on the name brand of schools, which incidentally, is exactly what keeps this elitist system going. It's mathematically impossible that everybody gets to go to a top school.
There's a solution: shut down the bottom half of all schools out there. Oh wait, now you've created a new bottom. Okay, so cut all non T-1 schools. Oh no, now all the state flag ship schools are the bottom tier. It's an argument diallelus. So you're not going to a "top" school, well, you're neither at the bottom.
Do you think an interviewer will care solely where you went if you have ten years of work experience? No. Sure going to a top law school will open more doors initially
but it's you who has do the work once you get through them. A degree from Yale won't hold your hand.
A lot of posters on here dramatize and perpetuate the law school nightmare, having no job with enormous debt for the rest of your life. Sure, it happens, but probably about as much as the stories of ultra-successful people coming from a TTT right off the bat. However strangely, those same people on here don’t rant about that other minority.
What is absent on this site are people who went to any of these schools ten years ago. What’s the reason? They are too busy practicing LAW and so, they don't channel their anxiety into these forums because the unknown has been known. That’s why I took the initiative and reached out to people on my own. I suggest you do the same. Good luck with you decision.