Tag Archive: addendum

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Logical Reasonings / 4.13.15

A) Above the Law‘s interesting law school decision series is back with a Google employee’s two-school conundrum.

B) Use your application addendum to highlight improvements in GPA. U.S. News & World Report

C) Is it cheating to ask for help when you search for a legal job? Short answer: No. Long answer: Nooooooooooooo. About.com

D) Top law firms won’t represent anti-gay marriage cases in the Supreme Court. New York Times

E) The best and worst moments from the MTV Movie Awards. (This is for anyone older than 22–I’m going to assume the rest of you already saw it.) Rolling Stone

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Will Law Schools See My Foreign Transcripts?

Today’s post comes to us from our friends at Anna Ivey Consulting. We asked Anna to answer a question posed to us in the blog comments:

I had about two semesters worth of credit from US undergrad schools, then another two from St. Andrews in Scotland, before leaving school for awhile. I’m finishing up through the University of London International Programme this May. The LSAC put my US GPAs on the report and then just put “foreign” for the st. andrews and uol grades. How might law schools consider this? Do they look at the individual transcripts or just the lsac report? My US GPA was really great, but the uol classes have been so-so given that I also am working beyond-full-time while finishing.

Here’s what she had to say.

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Letters of Continued Interest: When, How and Why?

Waiting to hear back from your target law schools post-application can be incredibly stressful! It’s tough to stay patient and keep calm — especially if your application has been placed in the academic limbo known as the waiting list.

If you have been waitlisted or your application has otherwise been put on hold, it may be a good idea to write a letter of continued interest.

What is a letter of continued interest?
A letter of continued interest (LOCI) is a short, concise communication in which you let a law school know that you still have a strong desire to attend their program. It is a way to update law schools on any relevant information they need to know, while also keeping them aware of your ongoing interest.

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Finishing Law Applications: Get Ready to Submit!

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Not Christmas; December LSAT scores will be released soon after the New Year, and you’ll be ready to finalize your schools list and get those applications out the door. This is the time when law school applicants are tempted to hurry up and submit things, and therefore it’s also the time when most mistakes are made.

To help you avoid those killer errors, here are your final, extra steps to make sure your hard work pays off:

1. Read your personal statement. Out loud. This is how you notice errors and typos, especially those pesky extra words and the casualties of quickie cut-and-paste jobs.