Please pardon the intrusion by a member of the 170- Club.
Initially I also felt the immense joy of finding out my score followed by the TLS-induced pain of finding out a 169 made me as smart as a rock. Please remember that TLS is nothing similar to the real world.
1. Most applicants are not on LSN or TLS so do not put too much stock on what is said or done here. This board tends to be self-selective to a type of person that I believe (Although obviously no one can prove or disprove this statement) is not necessarily representative of the most desirable candidates. After all, if I was an adcom and I found out someone had over a hundred posts on a totally self-interested board, (s)he would have some explaining to do.
2. NYU and HLS each admit 100 students a year with LSATs under 168, We can pretend that this is 100 percent explainable by Affirmative Action, but the truth of the matter is the better a school is the more likely that you can distinguish yourself with some "softs." After all, T30-50 know that even a single point slip in its LSAT or GPA stats will cost a few rungs in USNWR and with it millions of dollars. On the other hand, YLS could admit "The Situation" and still be #1. As a tie-in to #1, those with a sub 168 and arent a URM are probally not very likely to post on these boards as they have various other things on their plates more pressing and noble than discussing whether or not they will get into a LS. [I of course include myself as one of the less noble]
3. Here's the important part:
!!!!!!!!!You are all incredibly smart and driven and unless you applied like a d-bag you will have your choice of very fine law schools (t10) and a fighting chance at big law. !!!!!!!!!!
After all, a JD only gets you an interview, personality gets you a job. Believe me I have a somewhat shitty UG and I've gotten some pretty insane job offers due to my "softs" and my ability to turn an interview into a conversation; unfortunately, I still want to be a lawyer.