- Short essays that explain weaknesses in the application.
- Gives prospective students a chance to address outstanding issues.
- For re-applicants, the changes they made since the last time they applied to become a stronger applicant.
- Common reasons (not limited to):
- Low grades
- Low LSAT/LSAT score variation
- Withdrawal from classes
- Discrepancies in your academic history
- Mistakes on a prior application
- Leave of absence in college
- Academic misconduct
- Disciplinary action in college
- Criminal records (DUIs, felonies, etc.)
Just because an addendum can be written, should it be written?
- Important that the applicant's addendum does not sound like an excuse.
- Should be written when there are unforeseen events causing and/or contributing to an issue.
Information gathered from “The No B.S. Guide to the Law School Addendum” by Peg Cheng. To purchase this guide, please visit www.prelaw-guru.com.