My only problem with a retake/reapply option is that what if I can't raise my score and I'm in the same spot (or worse) come next year. Thanks in advance for the help guys.
I can't tell you to take a year off or not. You should be your own best indicator on whether on not you can improve on the LSAT. However, I don't think there is much of a chance of you doing worse next cycle if you plan to sit out and retake. Consider the following:
- If you improve your LSAT, you will undoubtedly have much better options.
-If your LSAT score comes back the same or even drops a point or two, it will have virtually no effect on your cycle.
-Applying early may give you an ever so slight admissions boost.
-Getting a little work experience never hurt anyone's application.
-There is the slim chance that the number of LSAT takers will continue to drop and law schools will lax their admissions standards slightly.
Just some things to consider. Best of luck with your decision.