Desert Fox wrote:Go to engineering school, and do well. You can find this.
I actually thought about this, but it's a different sort of creative thinking. I'd make a better lawyer than an engineer.
There are a lot of types of professional schools which will allow you to be creative, home for dinner every night and monetarily successful. Business is the most obvious choice, where you'll be thinking critically, involved in creative marketing campaigns and negotiations, building something of your own (or working up the ladder to higher important positions), etc. However, like a previous poster mentioned, with engineering you can probably achieve your goals (though lots of engineers work extremely long hours, too). There is also teaching in a good school district (around 50k/yr), being a professor, working as a sound engineer in a good studio, doing something with TV or film, etc...
It sounds like you are approaching law entirely wrong. For some reason you have these strict guidelines as to what you want your lifestyle to be, and what you want to be doing while "working," and trying to cram some kind of law into meeting those needs. Instead, you should probably go out and search different kinds of jobs (even ones that don't require a professional degree; I'm not sure why this is a necessity) that fit your passions and lifestyle. Finally, from what I've seen with 4-5 friends in law school right now, most people (like 80%) who go into law school thinking they want a certain kind of law completely change over the course of law school, and end up doing something completely different. It's easy to say "yeah I'll do con law my whole life because I want to help people with issues and it fits my lifestyle" when you haven't sat through a miserable con law class.
Also, as someone previously mentioned, I'm pretty sure no schools actually section stack. However, you should be aware (which is why so many posters keep readdressing it) that your UGPA and LSAT are NOT at all good reflectors of how you'll do in law school (no offense, but especially as a psych major -- it's not that difficult to get a 3.7). Law school exams are completely arbitrary, totally from out of left field, and are going to be like nothing you've ever done before. Just because you got a 174 doesn't mean you're gunna smoke the kid who got a 155. Unfortunately, the LSAT and law school just doesn't work that way.
edit: If you want a happy and fulfilling life and MUST work in law, I would say go to the best law school you can, forget the scholarship, find an area of law you're passionate about and WANT to work in for 60+ hours a week, and tailor your social life to fit that. After 5 or 6 years of working, branch off and start your own firm (when you have the capital). Otherwise, I'd say law is not for you.