ejjones wrote:Davis 3L-
When you say "Try to explain why you would be a good fit for the King Hall community", can you elaborate/clarify? Do you mean discuss what the individual on the waitlist can bring to the school/student body
No, not necessarily what you can bring. More like, explain how the small class size, clinics, and "community" feel appeal to you. It doesn't have to be complicated...just say you're grateful to be waitlisted, and that if offered admission, you would likely attend because you are drawn to Davis for X, Y, Z. For example:
"I'd like to attend King Hall because my mindset seems consistent with many of your current students'. I would cherish the opportunity to attend a school where students are willing to share notes and professors have students over for dinner. I think this creates the best environment for the study of law, and thus would greatly like to be a part of it."
*Warning, don't copy that.
I guess it's more of a tone thing. Don't make it sound like it's all about you. A lot of people write letters that sound like this:
"I want to attend UCD because I want to practice environmental law. I took many enviro law classes in college. I worked at Sierra Club last year. I think Davis is a good fit for me because I can take advantage of the clinics. Going to Davis can help me achieve my goals."