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I've seen a bunch of articles on 7sage, lawschooli etc about sending LOCI's when waitlisted but I'm under the impression that this an acceptable practice in the US and not in Canada. Is this something Canadian law  admissions committees would look positively upon or would it just look desperate? 

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Desperate. Even if it wasn't, this is incredibly early to start worrying. Wait until the early offer deadlines roll around and schools know what they're working with.

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Generally, it’s not appropriate it Canada. Later on in the process you could reach out to admissions to inquire about any movement on the list. Save that for a later date though, it is still early.

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While it is standard practice in the US, I haven't heard about it being widely done in Canada, though I can't imagine it hurting you. If anything, it shows initiative. Just make sure it is thoughtfully written and well-supported.

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3 hours ago, BearStearns said:

While it is standard practice in the US, I haven't heard about it being widely done in Canada, though I can't imagine it hurting you. If anything, it shows initiative. Just make sure it is thoughtfully written and well-supported.

Disagree. I think it's an enormous waste of time. They've got the materials they need of you. 

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Yeah, this is weird and a waste of time.  At my school, they almost certainly wouldn't bother sending the letter along to anyone on the committee.  At my previous school, the files were electronic and the admissions staff DEFINITELY wouldn't have bothered scanning it in or doing whatever it is that they do to make it appear in the electronic system.

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14 minutes ago, ProfReader said:

Yeah, this is weird and a waste of time.  At my school, they almost certainly wouldn't bother sending the letter along to anyone on the committee.  At my previous school, the files were electronic and the admissions staff DEFINITELY wouldn't have bothered scanning it in or doing whatever it is that they do to make it appear in the electronic system.

I wonder if the adcomm staff look at the addendums (addendi?) posted by the applicant to their OLSAS account under the SAM (secure applicant messaging) folder. I submitted a couple for my access/disability claims and I consider them important for my application.

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1 hour ago, capitalttruth said:

I wonder if the adcomm staff look at the addendums (addendi?) posted by the applicant to their OLSAS account under the SAM (secure applicant messaging) folder. I submitted a couple for my access/disability claims and I consider them important for my application.

I have no idea how these are handled.  If they go in with the rest of your application, then they are almost certainly seen, but if they are added after the fact, I don't know.  I really don't have much of a clue about how these things work, other than seeing admissions files and being fairly certain that the admissions staff in any of the places that I have worked wouldn't go to the trouble of uploading a continued interest letter since that provides no new information.

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