Blawg Wisdom posts an inquiry from a low school applicant, "Doc," who struggled academically during his undergrad, but has excelled academically since then, earning a masters and PhD in English since with a high GPA . He also anticipates a 170+ LSAT. He wonders if law school admissions is so numbers driven that it won’t see past the low undergrad GPA.
Law school admissions is terribly numbers driven, but we have had applicants with a poor undergrad GPA and high LSAT, plus a high degree of post-bac academic achievement gain entry to top programs. Doc, you need to use your personal statement to highlight your achievements and explain why you want a law degree given your other degrees and profession. Then use your addendum to address succinctly your undergrad performance, or lack thereof.