By the time the application cycle is over for me I will have taken the lsat 3 times. Oct 04 -- 157, June 06 -- 165, Sept 06 --
So while this is hardly ideal, I'm happy about how most law schools are reacting to the new ABA policy.
My big question is should i write an addendum, given that I already have an 8 point score increase and anticipate at least another jump of 5 points for a total of around a 13-point increase.
My situation is that in the summer before I took the LSAT for the first time it became apparent that my mother had form of dementia similar to alzheimer's. So between then and now there has never been the "right" time to take the LSAT. I've taken when I've felt prepared and my mother's condition was as stable as possible. Part of why I expect to continue to improve my LSAT score is because my mother passed away in late June, which was unexpected, but it has meant that my family and I have been able to move on somewhat.
Should I tell an adcomm all this? Is there a way to do its that not going to sound like I'm making an excuse? I think it really does account for my variable performance but at the same time I know that people's lives are complicated and as they say "stuff happens."
Any suggestions would really be appreciated.