What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

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What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby aclaw55 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:37 am

I plan on re-taking in December but I am tempted to apply early to a few safety schools with my LSAT score now just to be extremely early in the cycle. If you apply early is it possible to hear back from a law school before 2012? Just curious what the average earliest acceptance notification was? Thanks

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby chem » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:41 am

aclaw55 wrote:I plan on re-taking in December but I am tempted to apply early to a few safety schools with my LSAT score now just to be extremely early in the cycle. If you apply early is it possible to hear back from a law school before 2012? Just curious what the average earliest acceptance notification was? Thanks


Rough Guide

http://www.top-law-schools.com/decision-dates.html

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:42 am

aclaw55 wrote:I plan on re-taking in December but I am tempted to apply early to a few safety schools with my LSAT score now just to be extremely early in the cycle. If you apply early is it possible to hear back from a law school before 2012? Just curious what the average earliest acceptance notification was? Thanks


I applied in Nov and got my first acceptance Christmas Eve. Some people had heard a few weeks before then.

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:44 am

Duke has accepted people already. HLS starts before Thanksgiving. NYU starts in early Dec.

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby chem » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:45 am

acrossthelake wrote:Duke has accepted people already. HLS starts before Thanksgiving. NYU starts in early Dec.


Doubt any of those are his safeties

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby MumofCad » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:17 am

I think she meant UVA, not Duke. Though I do think Duke is going to start admitting in the next few days since there are files under review through PT (no one has posted an actual admittance to the thread yet nor do I see it on LSN, but there could be other places I'm not aware of so she might be right about Duke too).

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:02 pm

Both Duke and UVA will be admitting people very early as always.

Vandy and Michigan are some of the rare ones who consistently get decisions out in November.

If you have a December LSAT listed on your app though, don't expect anything until that score comes in.

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:25 pm

MumofCad wrote:I think she meant UVA, not Duke. Though I do think Duke is going to start admitting in the next few days since there are files under review through PT (no one has posted an actual admittance to the thread yet nor do I see it on LSN, but there could be other places I'm not aware of so she might be right about Duke too).


Ah I think I assumed they had by now since I had heard back from Duke by around Sept 8th last year. Oops, my mistake. Also, while not safeties, he asked for the average earliest acceptance, so that would include other schools.

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:09 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
MumofCad wrote:I think she meant UVA, not Duke. Though I do think Duke is going to start admitting in the next few days since there are files under review through PT (no one has posted an actual admittance to the thread yet nor do I see it on LSN, but there could be other places I'm not aware of so she might be right about Duke too).


Ah I think I assumed they had by now since I had heard back from Duke by around Sept 8th last year. Oops, my mistake. Also, while not safeties, he asked for the average earliest acceptance, so that would include other schools.


I know! I'm jealous of you guys. Duke is a tad slower this year it seems :cry:

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby caminante » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:33 am

chem wrote:
aclaw55 wrote:I plan on re-taking in December but I am tempted to apply early to a few safety schools with my LSAT score now just to be extremely early in the cycle. If you apply early is it possible to hear back from a law school before 2012? Just curious what the average earliest acceptance notification was? Thanks


Rough Guide

http://www.top-law-schools.com/decision-dates.html



This guide scares me... About 60 applicants were accepted to Harvard at the very beginning of November? Yikes! Maybe waiting until October to take the LSAT was a bigger mistake than I realized.

The consensus seems to be that applying around the first of November is still relatively early. Yet, I see that will have missed the first (and largest!) group of Harvard admits.
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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:35 am

caminante wrote:
chem wrote:
aclaw55 wrote:I plan on re-taking in December but I am tempted to apply early to a few safety schools with my LSAT score now just to be extremely early in the cycle. If you apply early is it possible to hear back from a law school before 2012? Just curious what the average earliest acceptance notification was? Thanks


Rough Guide

http://www.top-law-schools.com/decision-dates.html



This guide scares me... About 60 applicants were accepted to Harvard at the very beginning of November? Yikes! Maybe waiting until October to that the LSAT was a bigger mistake than I realized.

The consensus seems to be that applying around the first of November is still relatively early. Yet, I see that will have missed the first (and largest!) group of Harvard admits.


The graphs are a little difficult to read. The first group is generally accepted right before Thanksgiving. Last year, the latest application that yielded a pre-Thanksgiving acceptance was roughly Nov 1.

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Re: What is the earliest date law schools make a decision?

Postby caminante » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:23 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:The graphs are a little difficult to read. The first group is generally accepted right before Thanksgiving. Last year, the latest application that yielded a pre-Thanksgiving acceptance was roughly Nov 1.


Ahh, good to know. If I send in my app as soon as I get my score I still might have a slight chance :)




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