What school is this program at?
I suppose I offered my advice based on a cost-benefit analysis. Even though you would be taking the LSAT for the 3rd time, it is a learnable test and you know ahead of time what will be on the test (LG, LR, RC) and what exactly you need to get on the test to get into the school of your choice.
With the AAMPLE program, you take law courses at an accelerated rate (I can't imagine how difficult it is to cram 2 courses into the end of your summer), and there probably is a 50/50 chance you won't be accepted. Plus, I am assuming you are graded on the curve just like normal law students (maybe a faulty assumption), and your performance is based on one end of course test that you don't really know how it is graded by your prof.
Do you think that if you could not get the LSAT score that you need you will be able to ace 2 law school examinations (which are 4-hour essay tests) at the end of the summer to simply gain entry into law school? It seems to be a risky proposition to me, and I personally would rather devote time and money to the LSAT, which can be taught and learned somewhat easier than a law school examination. I have no doubt that putting the $ you would spend on the AAMPLE program into a LSAT prep class might prove more beneficial in the long run.
What was your score on past tests? How did you study? How did you do on practice tests? Answers to these might give more insight into your situation.
Also keep in mind that I am a pessimist anyways and believe that law schools (and higher education in general) are looking for ways to take your money. AAMPLE seems to be just another way that they take students' money with no guarantee of any return.
I originally got a 141 in December of '05
I took 2 1/2 years off, and took a Kaplan course and got only a 143
in June 08'
I know I'm not a "top-law-school" guy, but I would like to go to a local (Florida) school. Possibly Barry, Nova, or even Florida Coastal.
I was thinking that if I simply cannot get that score much higher (usually you do not get too much higher on a retake), that maybe one of these programs would be my only options.
I took Kaplan this time, did Mastery practice, pacing drills, 10+ practice test (under conditions), homework, lesson books, endurance books, plus I have the LG and LR Powerscore Bibles. To be honest, I think that Kaplan didn't help at all, and possibly hurt, because my RC score kept going down after using "their method" . I was told this was normal and would go up and then some, once I got the timing down. It didn't, it went down...