Mike and Karen,
I asked this question in a thread earlier this week ( http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=224671
) but I was hoping to get your opinions as well.
I work for a non-profit and was recently promoted to a management position, which I accepted. I will be overseeing 8-12 people and managing a budget among other things (my previous position was one of those that I will now be overseeing). The nature of the position is such that I don't have any qualms about possibly leaving it in 6 months or so. It isn't full time as i'm still in undergrad but my weekly hours will be increasing from around 20 to around 30.
I'm wondering whether I should update my apps with this new info of save it as content for an LOCI? For reference I've gotten a few T-14 acceptances already and am wondering the above specifically in reference to Harvard and Columbia? Thanks so much!
Pneumonia, et. al. from that thread,
I'll try to illuminate this issue a bit more from an AdComm's perspective.
The update process itself is irrelevant because the AdComm doesn't see it or have to lift a finger. But, and this is a big ole but, your physical file is highly relevant. In the blog article by JS you linked, she was not kidding about paper cuts. I remember those well. She also used the word substantive. My experience is that often what an applicant thinks of as substantive is not close to what an AdComm does (not your case specifically, just having done this for 14 years). The rub here is that while a decision maker is reading your file, they have likely just read 50 (many with entirely needless documentation) and are probably dreading the 50 more they have to read that day. That is approaching 600+ pages of reading in a day. So, to go through two resumes in your file, to spend the time discerning the difference, just to see that someone was promoted from assistant manager at Denny's to Senior Asst. Manager might very well tick the file reader off. And you really do not want to do that.
So the operative thing to ask is "will be update push me over the top if I am on the bubble?" I realize that is a tough question to answer when you have never been in admissions, so i would just caution you to tread lightly. Also, I would guess that about 90% of emails to admissions offices are too long. Keep this in mind too.