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Wait List / LOCI Approach
« on: February 18, 2010, 11:15:36 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I was recently wait listed at Wake Forest.  I'm fairly certain that I'm on the cusp of their admission standards, so I figure an LOCI will help put me over the edge.  I just need some ideas of what I should put in there.

My LSDAS GPA is 3.64 and my college GPA is 3.7.  The reason for this minor discrepancy is that when I was 16 I studied abroad in France for a month, and took some college level classes.  I was quite a slacker at that age, living on my own for the first time ever, and was more interested in the amount of smoking, drinking, and art I could enjoy than I was in getting excellent grades.  I got a B and a C in my classes, so all things considered it wasn't too bad.  It was a rewarding experience and I don't regret any of it.  Of course, at the time I never really thought that 10 years later I'd be applying to law school and my slacker ways might catch up to me.  I had to add the grades from these classes to my LSDAS transcript since I applied these credits in college (but the grades did not count), so my overall GPA dropped.

Anyway, I know the difference is very slight, but it seems that I am just below Wake's GPA cutoff.  Someone on LSN got in with a 162/3.68.  So my question is should I write an LOCI explaining my interest in the school, as well as asking that they consider my college grades more than my LSDAS transcript?  The difference was so slight that I never thought to write an addendum when I applied and now I'm not sure if I should explain this. 

Sorry for the rambling, but if anyone has some advice as to whether or not I should do this, let me know.

Recommendations / Advice needed
« on: March 03, 2009, 12:00:50 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I have a pretty good lineup of people who are willing to write recommendations for me.  I have a diverse group of people who know me in a variety of capacities.  They have all asked what I want discussed in the letters and that has made me wonder what points should be emphasized to make an effective LOR?  I am planning to apply to some schools where I think a strong LOR might give me a competitive edge so I want to make sure that this aspect is well-covered.  Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Law School Applications / UNC Chances
« on: March 01, 2009, 09:50:05 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I have a 3.7 GPA and a 162 LSAT.  This is dead on with the median LSAT/UGPA for UNC admission listed on Princeton Review, but when I plug it into the LSAC calculator it gives me a 25% chance of admission.  I know these two things are not the bible but I find the disparity a little shocking.  I'm a non-resident of North Carolina, what are my chances?

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