more contact with a law school

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roger8219
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more contact with a law school

Postby roger8219 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:06 pm

i would like to goto michigan; that's always been the ultimate goal. i've already met with an admissions rep, and i sent them some extra info back in january. anyways, i applied in december and haven't heard anything from them since (i believe they were waiting for my feb lsat). i just received my most recent score, and i went from a 166-167 to a 172. would you, my peers on this website recommend contacting them again? i would like to do everything possible to improve my chances. if i should contact them, are there standard things i should cover in a letter -- eg, continued interest, an explanation of the lsat score jump, etc.?

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Re: more contact with a law school

Postby annarborbound » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:13 pm

Absolutely. Always contact a law school when you have a positive update, no matter what, and keep in regular contact with them to show continued interest even if you don't have something new to report.

Tell them you're still interested and you're excited to report your new score. No need to explain, other than something like, "I believe this better reflects my abilities."

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Re: more contact with a law school

Postby lawschoollll » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:02 pm

same situation. i just shot them an email. most responded with, "thanks for letting us know," and one even said "congratulations." can't hurt.

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Re: more contact with a law school

Postby roger8219 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:52 pm

i'm the OP here. to recap, i received a 166, 167 then a 172. of course, my 172 is not as impressive as someone who received the score on the first shot. is there a number i could plug into the predictors that would give me a more accurate description of my chances? law schools say they weigh the high score most, but how to account for the other two? because the average is 168, ought i plug in 169 or 170, in order to account for the 172. maybe this is all pure speculation, but if someone has a good idea, please let me know.

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Re: more contact with a law school

Postby KMaine » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:57 pm

Hard to say what # to plug in. I think that it varies widely what schools think of multiple test grades. Only the highest goes to US News (I think) so that would help. With your great desire to go to UMich, I think that your grade shows a dedication to attaining that goal. Congratulations and good luck! If you really want UMich and you don't get in this year, I would recommend early action next year.

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Re: more contact with a law school

Postby roger8219 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:09 pm

KMaine wrote:Hard to say what # to plug in. I think that it varies widely what schools think of multiple test grades. Only the highest goes to US News (I think) so that would help. With your great desire to go to UMich, I think that your grade shows a dedication to attaining that goal. Congratulations and good luck! If you really want UMich and you don't get in this year, I would recommend early action next year.


Thank you KMaine. Your image is absolutely appropriate. How many times, during these last few months have I thought of this as a hunt for the white whale -- especially as I went back for more and more LSAT. To read some of the obsessive posts on this website, I think there are a lot of people in the same boat with me (and that would be the Pequod). :)




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