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Logical Reasonings / 4.21.15

A) How do you write a Letter of Continued Interest? US News & World Report

B) So apparently Law School Parents’ Weekend is a thing. Why is that weird? “Because you are a grown-ass adult, that’s why. You are totally and autonomously capable of scheduling your own visits from Mommy and Daddy.” Above the Law

C) The Senate is finally going to vote on Attorney General-nominee Loretta Lynch. Wall Street Journal

D) Student loans. If those words gave you the shivers, here’s a helpful rundown of all possible repayment options. Huffington Post

E) The underground tunnels beneath Disney World are surprisingly boring looking, but kind of cool nonetheless. Messy Nessy Chic

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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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Not-So-Obvious Advice From Law School Admissions Deans

Last week, Hank attended a handful of events at the 2014 Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (PCAPLA) Conference and blogged about them. This is part 3 of 3.

A question and answer session with a panel of law school admissions deans was the last, but certainly not least, event at the 2014 PCAPLA Conference Friday evening on the UCLA campus.

The panel — which consisted of Southwestern University Law School Assistant Dean of Admissions Lisa Gear, Pepperdine University School of Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Shannon Phillips, USC Gould School of Law Dean of Admissions Chloe Reid, Loyola Law School Assistant Dean of Admissions Jannell Lundy, and UCLA School of Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Rob Schwartz — discussed an array of topics and gave great advice to the dozens of pre-law advisors in attendance to pass along to their students.

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The Most Taxing Parts of Applying to Law School

It’s tax day, but since you’re reading this blog, taxes probably aren’t the only potentially tedious and painful item on your plate. Applying to law school is taxing in its own special way.

Most taxing in terms of time investment: Technically, your GPA is probably the aspect of your law school application in which you’ve invested the most time. But you probably would’ve done all that work even if you weren’t going to law school, so we won’t count it.

The second most time-consuming aspect of your application is the LSAT. Note that you don’t have to spend too much time on the LSAT — you can theoretically just show up — but if you’re doing it well, you’ll want to spend at least 3 months studying (and that would be 3 months of very intense studying).

Most taxing in terms of money: Applying to law school is, in general, an expensive process.

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3 Keys to an Effective Law School Letter of Continued Interest

It’s a magical time of year in law school admissions. Acceptance letters (and, sadly, rejection letters) are rolling in. Seat deposit deadlines loom. And soon-to-be law students are looking for apartments for the upcoming school year (because dorms are for undergrads).

And you’re still waiting to hear if you can get in off of the waitlist of your top choice.

You’re in good company. Very few people will run the table with acceptances (or rejections). And a waitlist means that you applied intelligently — you hit a law school that might be interested in you, but you’re on the cusp. You weren’t overqualified, yet you weren’t underqualified, either. You threaded the needle. Good for you.