I will finish my undergrad next spring with a 3.1 LSAC GPA. I have a 3.95 since returning to school and I had a 2.6 from 15 years ago. I dropped out of school due to Anxiety & Panic Disorder, Alcoholism, and just plain being lazy.I want to set this out in the addendum, but I want to strike the right balance. I want to let the adcomms know of the issues, but I don't want to sound whiny or that I am using these things as a crutch. It was 15 years ago and I have accomplishments since then under my belt. I also don't want the adcomms to worry that these issues might spring up again.Any suggestions?
Right. Don't dwell too much on why you did poorly 15 years ago. The message you want to send isn't that your past performance should be excused, it's that it's irrelevant given your success since then.