Pricer wrote:Odd. WL with a 3.69/169. That is between median and 75th GPA and 75th LSAT. My cycle has been terrible.
When? Just now?
lawandi wrote:Pricer wrote:Odd. WL with a 3.69/169. That is between median and 75th GPA and 75th LSAT. My cycle has been terrible.
When? Just now?
NotImportant wrote:I'm sorry to hear that. At least you got Texas! That's a HUGE win!
When did USC send you the WL?
there's no doubt that your numbers are competitive for USC. I think applying late hurt you. May have been other factors as well-- something wrong with your PS or a LOR?
happygolucky wrote:1. Write LOCIs [letters of continued interest] which are specific and 'worth reading' for the AdComms, they really like that and I got feedback after acceptance that it made a considerable difference in my 'priority' on their WL. [I got a copy of the USC Law magazine and wrote specific LOCIs tailored to their new Business-Law program, for example]
happygolucky wrote:well, in regards to your question, my "why USC" essay aka "diversity" essay was a very general overview of my "fitness" for the school. When I grabbed a copy of the USC Law magazine, I carefully read articles and addressed them specifically. Naturally, one generally doesn't know for sure what they want to do in practice prior to going into law school, thus you can candidly write on a wide variety of topics without feeling like you're 'stretching the truth.' If you're 'dry' on material, visit the school and sit in on a class and write about it afterwards. I wrote a LOCI the very same day after sitting in on a class and they appreciated the promptness of my feedback.
Example topics of interest: newly revamped entertainment law program, new business & law intersection curriculum, small-business clinic [designed to help start-ups draft contracts], Alumni network, smaller class sizes, class dynamic [if sufficient exposure on visit], Professor Saks' MacArthur Grant for studies on intersection between psychological disorders & the law, how beautiful our building is*
PM me if you need more specific advice! USC Law was my #1 choice and i'm more than willing to help those who feel the same way, or at least seriously want to attend.
*this is a lie.