Great responses so far.
To Sky7. What school did you go to? It may make a big difference whether you went to GULC or GW vs American University.
Edited after doing a little bit of research:
Ok, I looked at your previous posts and it looks like you are/were a GW student. I think that could explain the top-boutique access that you had. I also think I may be in for a tougher time coming out of AU. Transferring could be a good choice.
Now I'm just waiting for the USPTO to get back to me about an examiner position (had an interview with them one week ago) and if they hire me then I'll have some nice choices to make with USPTO + American on one side and USPTO + retake LSAT + reapply on the other on the other (also, I could still get into some other slightly better law schools than AU during this cycle but, realistically, nothing significantly better).
A couple things:
1. It is my strong
impression that being an Examiner gives you an edge in applying to GW. GW likes being a BOSS in the IP field. As such, I think they look preferably on people working in the field because they are people likely to have jobs lined up (either as Examiners or as patent attorneys with the firms they worked at during law school), and they are guaranteed to continue the GW IP network. Also - make sure to apply to GW for the evening program, vice the day program. With your background, if you don't become an Examiner, at least become a patent agent somewhere (Fish, Finnigan, etc). It's very good money, and they may pay for law school.
2. It's certainly true that GW IP places ridiculously well. I'm kind of the worst case scenario. I had poor undergrad grades, had no experience in patent law, had mediocre law school grades, and I still had multiple offers. I mean, yeah. GW is pretty IPSECURE.
3. The one thing that I had going for me is that over the summer I sucked it up and passed the patent bar.
4. Here's my final word. You're an MIT grad. You have the opportunity to go to one of the best IP schools in the country (in fact, there's a multitude of MIT grads at GW, so you'd be in good company), that has an incredible reputation for IP. On the east coast, GW is pretty much as good as it gets when it comes to IP prestige. I think it may be very worthwhile to wait a year, retake the LSAT, become an Examiner/Agent, and then go to GW. If you can get all 3 of those (or even lacking the Examiner/Agent job), I think you are pretty much set.