I have seen some advice on this forum about not going to law school, this isnt a consideration. My son has planned to become a prosecutor for years. He is graduating from a top LAC with a 3.8 GPA; his LSAT score is 168 (one take, a retake this year isnt an option). This is probably good enough to get him into many law schools ranked 16 and above. He had hopes of getting into one of the T14 (with a few specifics in mind). He doesnt know for sure where he wants his permanent home to be. It seems his choices are to: go to the best ranked law school he can get into that meets his personal criteria; to go to a school that is ranked well in trial advocacy regardless of its overall rank ( it seems that aside from Northwestern and Georgetown most of the schools with high trial advocacy rankings are lower ranked law schools) or to delay going to law school, work for a year (at most likely a low skilled job) study for the LSAT and retake and apply to law school next year. Which seems like the best option toward being able to land a job after graduation and overall career satisfaction for the longhaul. (It is understood that all jobs in law are highly competitive these days).