I'm applying next cycle. I took the LSAT for the first time in December 2010 and scored a 168. I took an online prep class that began in July and ran until October, and I did additional prep work up until the test date.
My highest PTs (3) were 164, and a couple of these were inadequately timed/interrupted/etc. I took a total of 9 tests including my diagnostic. My PT average (not including diagnostic or second PT--154 and 155 respectively) was 161.7. Obviously, I was very excited when I received my actual score. I also completed all of the required homework assignments for the prep class and many of the extra assignments. As I mentioned in the December waiting thread, I'm absolutely terrible at logic games (even after the prep work), and went -1 RC, -3 LR (total), and -13 LG (which is, admittedly even worse--by about ~3 questions--than I had been averaging on PTs). I had been getting about -3 to -5 on most RC and about -7 to -9 (total) on most LR. These aren't exact, but I think they're decently accurate estimates.
Given this information I would certainly retake if it weren't for my
Berkeley has been my number one choice for awhile, but now I'm also beginning to be more interested in Stanford. I will have a ~4.0 (mid to high 3.9s) LSDAS GPA, 4.0 UGPA, and decent softs including a demonstrated interest in public interest environmental law. So, should I study more and retake the LSAT, or get all of my applications in as early as possible?
Sorry this ended up being so long, and thank you so much for your opinions and advice!
EDIT: I took PT 48-50, 54 and 55, and 57-60. Also, edited for clarity.