Marylander25 wrote:Is sitting out and retaking really such a recipe for success? There's a thread full of people who tried it and it worked, but how many people go that route and end up with the same or worse outcomes?
And what is the process? Do I just reuse the same essays and have profs send the same LORs or is this a clean slate deal?
It really is (speaking from personal experience here). Even if you score the same. So what? You took a year off, and hopefully got to have fun/mature/travel/save money or whatever before law school.
I would definitely submit a new PS. Probably find yourself wanting to change it anyway. I also asked my professors to update my letters of rec based on new information. But you could reuse the same ones. There's a good chance you score much better and end up applying to a different group of schools.
Oh, fwiw, I had your stats, retook and the outcomes are night and day. PM me if you want more details.