sublime wrote:Honestly, and please forgive me if this sounds harsh, but you will not get into a school worth going to with a 144. There is no way around it. Again, I don't want to come off as mean-spirited, but that is the simple fact of the matter. Sorry.
This is without a doubt the correct answer. Do not go to law school if the best you can muster is a 144. You really need a 160+ before this can even maybe become a decent investment. Honestly, if you can't do better, and this will sound harsh too... you shouldn't go to law school if you can't do better than a 144 (or even a 160). It's not that you're not smart enough or not qualified enough, its that the schools you would be going to would be so bad that they wouldn't be worth attending.
At most schools, you are looking at six figures of debt for a 50/50 shot or worse at ever becoming a lawyer. And that lawyer job is one that will probably pay similarly to the one you have now. A 40-50k job would be a killer outcome for students at most of the schools you just listed, yet you would now have over six figures in debt.
I'm glad to hear you're considering a retake, and I wish you the best of luck. Treat this exam like the most important one you'll ever take, because it is. It is hard to overstate the importance of the LSAT. Work your ass off, see what score you get, and then come back and we can talk about if and where it is worth going.