Thanks a lot for all the replies!!
What were your GPA and LSAT and if you do not get this job is it conceivable that you could make a decent living for the next year with your degree and not be too miserable?
This is a possibility, perhaps. I am just scared of the unknown. Currently my family is scattered all over the country/world and we need a place to finally settle down for at least a few years together. If I were to take a year off, getting a job within my field is a possibility but I am not sure if it is a probability. Currently, I am hedging my bets by dropping tons of applications at other places, but as of right now I am not sure if: odds of getting a job > odds of getting a job out of BC/BU in 2015 or vice versa. A year off would be productive as far as law school is concerned because: 1) I could boost my LSAT score and 2) it is one more year for the legal market to recover. But a year off would be less productive when it comes down to supporting my family.....
I graduated with a 3.3-3.5 gpa and a 167-169 LSAT (pardon my being vague, but I am paranoid haha). So my GPA is crap for law school's intents and purposes but for a CS major from my school that is actually above average. The LSAT is alright, but as I said before, if I were to have a year I could retake and get that coveted 170+ and maybe (just maybe) I would be able to crack the T14...but with my GPA -- irrespective of my curriculum's difficulty -- it is still an unlikely prospect I think (perhaps a 50% shot, at best, of getting into at least one T14 with a 170+ score). The point is that an empty year of complete uncertainty is a very very scary thing with a family.