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.