Also, what kind of advice for employment in the meantime? I would need WE but I am having trouble finding opportunities at Courthouses around me. Where else would be advantageous places to have experience if I cannot secure something at the courthouse?
Others are giving you plenty of good advice on the LSAT, but no one seems to have addressed this: NU doesn't care what your WE is. It doesn't have to be law-related at ALL. (There are a fair number of paralegals there, but mostly people have been doing other things.) Really what they are looking for when they want WE is maturity
. They don't want a lot of K-JD kids who've never been self-supporting. Whether you support yourself working at Starbucks or at Goldman Sachs, it's fine with NU; it's the "support yourself" part that's key.