I have decided that I want to take the plunge and go to law school in my mid 50s. It's been over 30 years since I finished college. I went to grad school briefly, but dropped out because of a military commitment. I was accepted to the University of Miami over 30 years ago and just kept putting it off. Back then the LSAT had a top score of 800 and it took 600 or better to get in. I know that I need to take a prep course and sadly, Kaplan is the only game in town (Jacksonville, Fl). I've seen one on line called AceLSAT. They claim they have many students who hit 180. I have been told that I need 145 to get in, which I hear isn't difficult to get and if I hit in the 160s I can get grants and schlorships. If any of you care to offer any advice or suggestions, I care to listen. My school choices are Florida Coastal, Northwestern, DC School of Law, Univ. of Richmond and possibly Howard. I want to be a litigator, either criminal defense or elder law.
Sounds like you have it pretty much figured out. Take the class if you have the time and can afford it. Many people here just go through the PowerScore bibles and take LSAC practice tests (and they seem to do very well).
Florida Coastal and Northwestern are on two very different levels though, I realize FC is in Jacksonville where you are now, but are you planning on moving or what? Because I wouldn't recommend that school unless you're set on staying in Jacksonville.