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Columbia11
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Addendum Advice, Critique, and Help

Postby Columbia11 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:56 pm

Can someone please provide a critique or advice on my addendum, please. A little background information: I have taken the LSAT 3 times- last Saturday being my last attempt. I know I did better this time around thanks to the staff over at Manhattan LSAT. I have a 3.7 undergrad GPA, and I would like to apply to Loyola Law New Orleans, which requires an explanation on multiple LSAT scores. I am also an alumni of Loyola New Orleans

I was admitted to John Marshall Law School, which is located in Chicago, Illinois, last year but deferred for one year because of financial obligations and reasons. If I relocated to Chicago, then it would be quite difficult, given our economic condition, to pay my car note, student loans, and other miscellaneous bills. Furthermore, the cost of living in Chicago is beyond my financial means. One of the advantages, for me, of attending law school in state is the opportunity to reside at home, rent-free. In addition, the employer I work for is very supportive in my school endeavors and is willing to accommodate my school schedule with my work schedule. My parents' cannot afford to assist me, in any way, if I relocated out of state. In other words, I had no choice but to raise my LSAT score so I could be a contender for Loyola Law School, or give up on my dream of becoming a lawyer.


All comments welcome. Thank you!!!

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Zoomie
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Re: Addendum Advice, Critique, and Help

Postby Zoomie » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:08 am

Loyola New Orleans requires an explanation for multiple lsat scores? I don't think so, when I met with the admissions counselor she encouraged me to retake and said they took the highest score.

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Re: Addendum Advice, Critique, and Help

Postby francesfarmer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:17 am

Columbia11 wrote:Can someone please provide a critique or advice on my addendum, please. A little background information: I have taken the LSAT 3 times- last Saturday being my last attempt. I know I did better this time around thanks to the staff over at Manhattan LSAT. I have a 3.7 undergrad GPA, and I would like to apply to Loyola Law New Orleans, which requires an explanation on multiple LSAT scores. I am also an alumni of Loyola New Orleans

I was admitted to John Marshall Law School, which is located in Chicago, Illinois, last year but deferred for one year because of financial obligations and reasons. If I relocated to Chicago, then it would be quite difficult, given our economic condition, to pay my car note, student loans, and other miscellaneous bills. Furthermore, the cost of living in Chicago is beyond my financial means. One of the advantages, for me, of attending law school in state is the opportunity to reside at home, rent-free. In addition, the employer I work for is very supportive in my school endeavors and is willing to accommodate my school schedule with my work schedule. My parents' cannot afford to assist me, in any way, if I relocated out of state. In other words, I had no choice but to raise my LSAT score so I could be a contender for Loyola Law School, or give up on my dream of becoming a lawyer.


All comments welcome. Thank you!!!

I don't think you need an addendum for this. You retook the LSAT because you wanted a better LSAT score. That is why everyone retakes the LSAT.

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Re: Addendum Advice, Critique, and Help

Postby B90 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:58 am

Do not write an addendum. It will not help, and will likely hurt. Some schools do want one for significant score increases, but everyone has a different definition of "significant". If they want one, they will ask. If you are emotionally unable to just let this go, call the school(s) and ask THEM.

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Re: Addendum Advice, Critique, and Help

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:26 am

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