Sample LOCI letters and article

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby vvoc » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:56 pm

do you guys mention other schools that you have been accepted to in the loci? I haven't noticed it in the sample ones....

also should i email or snail mail the loci's? thanks

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby trialjunky » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:59 am

Is it poor taste to email the LOCI as an attachment with a breif message? Recently, I emailed an addendum and they received and called me about it immediately. Should I send my LOCI via postal mail or email?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby sk08 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:20 am

trialjunky wrote:Is it poor taste to email the LOCI as an attachment with a breif message? Recently, I emailed an addendum and they received and called me about it immediately. Should I send my LOCI via postal mail or email?


e-mail the admissions office first and ask what they prefer. Also, re-read the waitlist letter b/c the specifics may be in there, including who to address it to. One of the schools I am waitlisting at requested I put my LSAC # on the top corner - make sure to follow small details like that.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rw2188 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:11 am

what kind of font will look the most professional?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby Shellbelle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:21 pm

any suggestions for a follow-up second LOCI for someone out of law school for quite some time. Clearly, there's nothing to update my file with.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby registeredtosay » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:39 pm

So I'm working on my LOCI right now... I wasn't promoted at my job but I did just get a raise. Should I mention this in my letter or is that in poor taste? How can I say this tactfully?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby chihuahua12 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:07 pm

registeredtosay wrote:So I'm working on my LOCI right now... I wasn't promoted at my job but I did just get a raise. Should I mention this in my letter or is that in poor taste? How can I say this tactfully?



I don't think it's necessary since it wasn't an actual promotion. You might want to supplement with an additional LOR from your boss, however, if you don't already have one from them.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby jks14 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:27 pm

Hello-

I'm working on a LOIC and I have a phrasing question. While I would be THRILLED to go to this school, it's a bit too early in the admissions cycle for me to be proclaiming that it is definitely my first choice, or include any sort of promise that I would attend.
Would a "I would be thrilled and honored to attend" suffice, or should I include something more along the lines of "this is my first choice and I will attend if offered admission". If I am offered admission after including the latter statement and then decline, is that a problem?

Thanks to all for the advice.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby kjadkins » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:24 pm

tagged

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby nightman09 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:07 pm

I was recently held at a school, and then deferred at another. I'd like to follow up with a new recommendation and a LOCI for both. One school specifically asks for things to be transmitted via LSAC, although I can't figure out how to do this. Does anyone know if there is a way to send only documents to schools through LSAC? Also, should I send them both this way even though the TLS wisdom is to send via snail mail?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby Top14Hope » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 pm

In a LOCI do you indent the paragraphs? Confused /:

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rocon7383 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:38 pm

I am planning on sending out a LOCI to Fordham since I was waitlisted; however, I wanted to send with the LOCI some additional LORs. However, I have reached their max # of recommendations. Originally I didn't think it would be that big of a deal to send additional LORs because I am waitlisted and new LORs would provide them with a better picture of who i am. But after reading over this thread I am seeing that some of you think it might be a bad thing to send more recommendations than their max, even if it is with a LOCI. I actually have one academic and 2 employer LORs ready to be sent to them, which would make my total 6. Any feedback on this? I'd like to have this sent out by tomorrow.
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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby duckmoney » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:41 pm

An additional letter of rec is not a LOCI. A LOCI is a letter from you, the applicant, which says that you are still interested in the school for reason X, Y, and Z.

Do not send them more letters of rec than they ask for. It reflects poorly on you.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rocon7383 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:45 pm

duckmoney wrote:An additional letter of rec is not a LOCI. A LOCI is a letter from you, the applicant, which says that you are still interested in the school for reason X, Y, and Z.

Do not send them more letters of rec than they ask for. It reflects poorly on you.


I know what a letter of continued interest is. I was talking about sending additional lors with the loci.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby duckmoney » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:45 pm

I wouldn't recommend it if you've maxed out already.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rocon7383 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:47 pm

duckmoney wrote:An additional letter of rec is not a LOCI. A LOCI is a letter from you, the applicant, which says that you are still interested in the school for reason X, Y, and Z.

Do not send them more letters of rec than they ask for. It reflects poorly on you.



I edited my first message to make it clearer.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby vcuneo1 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:01 pm

Would anyone be up for offering an honest critique of my LOCI? PM me if interested.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rocon7383 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:04 pm

A follow up question: my gpa this semester was only about a 3.15. Not great. With my LOCI, should I even include an updated transcript? Would it's absence be obvious to an admin officer, Should I just own up to it?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rocon7383 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:04 pm

Any one have Any advice for my previous question?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby kch3684 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:50 am

Can LOCI's be semi-informal?
Example...I'm from VT so cold winters in Chicago won't be so bad for me, I can handle the weather!
I'm wavering back and forth on it...but I'm guessing no?

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:06 am

kch3684 wrote:Can LOCI's be semi-informal?
Example...I'm from VT so cold winters in Chicago won't be so bad for me, I can handle the weather!
I'm wavering back and forth on it...but I'm guessing no?


Would probably result in this:

"Yo kch3684,

You are rejected lol."

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby kch3684 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:08 am

Yeah that's what I thought...
Thanks though

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby legalprincess » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:42 pm

rocon7383 wrote:A follow up question: my gpa this semester was only about a 3.15. Not great. With my LOCI, should I even include an updated transcript? Would it's absence be obvious to an admin officer, Should I just own up to it?

+1
I'm not going to lie--I'm freaking out about writing my LOCI. I have done absolutely nothing even vaguely productive all semester:(

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby rocon7383 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:03 am

legalprincess wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:A follow up question: my gpa this semester was only about a 3.15. Not great. With my LOCI, should I even include an updated transcript? Would it's absence be obvious to an admin officer, Should I just own up to it?

+1
I'm not going to lie--I'm freaking out about writing my LOCI. I have done absolutely nothing even vaguely productive all semester:(


The October LSAT gave me about 1/2 of a productive semester. But naturally I put off my advanced finance courses and calculus until this semester. Not exactly sure how I'm supposed to word this to Fordham.

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Re: Sample LOCI letters and article

Postby RTFM » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:40 pm

Does anyone have any advice about (or examples of) how to talk about family/SO issues as a reason for wanting to be in a particular city in a LOCI? I can't seem to figure out a happy medium between, "I would like to move back to Chicago," and "I NEED TO MOVE BACK TO CHICAGO PLEASE LET ME IN."




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