Addendum for a Learning Disability?

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Addendum for a Learning Disability?

Postby » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:23 pm

My LSAC GPA is a 3.31 (which is almost exactly my institutional GPA), but I had a much stronger senior year (4.0 one semester, dean's list) after being diagnosed with a learning disability and ADHD and receiving disability counseling/the miracle that is Adderall.

In my view, this necessitates an addendum, but I'm worried that it was too little, too late. Anyone have experience with this? Thoughts? Will adcoms take this seriously?

I do have documentation/an seriously considering asking one of my recommenders to write about the changes in my work when I took a class with him sophomore vs. senior year.

LSAT: 168, retaking in Oct.


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Re: Addendum for a Learning Disability?

Postby 094320 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:31 pm

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Re: Addendum for a Learning Disability?

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:34 pm

acrossthelake wrote:I think this is one of those cases where an addendum is worth it. They'll still have to contend with your GPA for USNews, but you have concrete evidence that you'll probably do better in law school than your GPA predicts.

Definitely. Add at the end something like documentation available on request, makes you look that much more credible as well :). Good luck!


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Re: Addendum for a Learning Disability?

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:34 pm

I feel an addendum, if phrased properly, is worthwhile considering the dramatic increase from around a 3.3 to 4.0.

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