Reapplying using the same application?

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Offline SteelyDan

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Reapplying using the same application?
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:40:22 AM »
I have a friend who applied to my law school last year, and got rejected. He's applying again this year, and is re-taking the LAST again in October. The problem is that he will be submitting the same stuff, except for the LSAT score. I told him I didn't think this was a good idea, but he just blew me off. I'm right, right?
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Offline SteelyDan

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Re: Reapplying using the same application?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 11:40:46 AM »
Oops. LSAT* not LAST.
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Offline Anne

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Re: Reapplying using the same application?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 12:14:01 PM »
I gotta quote Einstein here: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. When it comes to re-applying to law school, changing only one thing on your application and expecting AdComs to fall all over themselves sending you acceptance letters is insanity. Unless your friend was specifically told that it was his LSAT score which kept him out of the running last year (something which I seriously doubt), then simply submitting the same application with a different LSAT number is likely to yield the same result as it did last time: rejection. Schools keep old apps (even from students they rejected) on file for a number of years for exactly this purpose: Comparing old apps to new if the rejected student decides to reapply.

My advice? Revamp as many things as possible. New LSAT. New essays. New letters of rec. Updated résumé. Addendum explaining the increase in LSAT score (if it was more than 3-5 points). And if your friend submitted any other docs along with his app last time, they'll need to be updated/changed, as well. To give yourself the strongest chance of admission possible, you want to show that you cared enough about getting in that you spent time improving everything, and not just one aspect.
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Re: Reapplying using the same application?
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Re: Reapplying using the same application?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 05:23:44 AM »
When it comes to re-applying to law school, changing only one thing on your