Q) How binding is the early decision program? Can I apply to multiple schools via binding early decision? What happens if I'm denied or placed on hold/waitlisted?
A) The whole premise behind a binding early decision program is that if admitted you are 100% committed to attend- period! Under that premise, how can a person bind themselves to multiple schools? Can you be 100% committed and attend two schools simultaneously? Yes, there are ways to game the system. However, a few of us schools do share our ED lists and if a duplicate appears, bad things may happen (LSAC misconduct investigation, revocation of offers, etc). Not a great start to your legal career, right? Some schools may not give a hoot-- I'm more of a purist on these things. I have revoked offers in the past for this situation. I truly believe it is best to be honest with the process and do ED to the ONE school that you really want to go to above all others (sorry, HYS do not have ED programs). If you are denied or placed on hold/waitlist, you are released from the ED contract (meaning-- you can pursue other offers. If we do admit, you can also turn down our offer).
Still inconclusive, but implies that it's okay to pursue other ED programs, right?