I was wondering if law schools you attended for undergrad are more likely to smile upon you than other students? Or is it harder to get in because it doesn't diversify the class?
In case you were wondering, I'm specifically talking about FSU.
darlinalexi, while I can't speak specifically with regard to FSU, I know for sure that top undergraduate institutions look favorably on former undergrads. I think the most obvious reason is that they are intimately aware of the quality and rigor involved in completing a degree at their institution, and because of that knowledge they'll be able to admit that former student with a certain degree of confidence in their innate ability to succed when faced with rigorous academic demands.
When I was deferred at U of M (I attended there for both undergrad and grad school), my letter of contined interest involved telling them not only how much I valued the tradition of academic excellence they offered, but also what specific experiences in the surrouding community connected me to the school and led to my desire to continue my education there. Don't forget that every single member of the adcomm is a resident of your law school's area and community- and will be acutely aware of the aspects of your school and the value of working and living in the community. If you are able to effectively flesh out the reasons and benefits for why you love the school and area as they know them, you'll create an unmistakable connection. Well for me anyway, apparently- it worked.
That said, there are those schools like Berkeley who seemingly auto ding previous undergrads even with stellar academic records and enough soft factors to overtake all the Tier 4 kids combined. It just happens to be their unique philosophy- valuing diversity that is. But I find that this type of philosophy is very sparse.
So, good luck to you and FSU is a fine school so I'm sure they will see the value in a former undergrad!