czelede wrote:Vanwinkle, how much of a slap in the face do you personally think it just to go from ED to RD then?
I think there's two ways adcomms could read such a move that would be bad for you:
1) "I'm no longer committed to attending your school." This tells schools you're less likely to attend if accepted, and they probably won't like that.
2) "I'm indecisive and didn't fully think things through." They can easily assume this from the fact that you're trying to back out of a commitment, and they may really
not like that. The law is all about commitments, and someone who starts off their legal career by trying to make one and then back out on it is probably not someone they want to associate with.
I don't think you'll see anything worse happen than just an RD rejection, which you might get anyway, but there are certainly reasons they might want to give you one after you did that.