Ryan B.Post-graduate Applicant w/ Low UGPA and Criminal Record

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Challenge:

Our client had significant obstacles to overcome in terms of several criminal and disciplinary charges on record, along with a less-than-competitive UGPA.

GPA :

2.61

LSAT :

164 / 162

Undergrad :

Miami University

Activities :

Fraternity member and some undergraduate employment.

Personal

Recovering alcoholic resulting from hardships regarding LBGTQ identity.

Overview

Our client had significant obstacles to overcome in terms of several criminal and disciplinary charges on record, along with a less-than-competitive UGPA. In the six years since graduating, however, the client excelled professionally and made significant personal strides through ongoing therapy.

Result

Admitted to William & Mary, George Mason, Richmond, Chicago Kent (all with scholarship funding).

Strategy

We developed a strategy for the Personal Statement that opened with an academic highlight from undergrad, then transitioned into the hardships this client encountered, including how the client’s own criminal cases reaffirmed a longstanding interest in oral advocacy. We decided to be transparent about the journey through alcoholism and the triumph of recovery, an honest approach that resonated with many admissions committees. Addenda and diversity statements were crucial to success as well. This client went above and beyond to show how much transformation happened between undergrad and the present.

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