The law school waitlist is not the place for false modesty. Just the opposite. Your mission: convince the waitlisting school that you are even a better applicant than they thought you are. As I wrote in The Nine Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make on a Law School Waitlist:
"Show them you are even better than you were when you applied. Remember: you have to convince them to accept you off the waitlist and not the person whose name is above or below yours on that list. Give them more reasons to select you by informing them of recent achievements, initiatives, and success stories.
"Let [schools that encourage contact] know ASAP of accomplishments, changes, and new responsibilities assumed since you applied. Throughout your tenure on the waitlist, you should periodically update the school or your waitlist manager, if you have one, on anything of interest. Again, accomplishments, promotions, increases in responsibility even if not accompanied by a formal promotion, initiatives, community service, article or thesis publication, high grades, honors, awards, and personal achievements, i.e., completing your first marathon, performing in Europe, etc., all merit an update."
So save that modesty for after your acceptance. Then you can shyly say, "Ahh, it was nothin’." But until then, don’t keep your achievements a secret from any waitlisting school.
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