Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

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jennielove
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Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby jennielove » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:15 pm

Wow, so i am dead worried about this...

So I was accepted into my second-choice school, and I deferred for a year, telling them that I have to work for tuition.

In reality, I deferred mostly because I wished to reapply to my first choice schools. The school I am accepted at let me defer on the condition that I do not apply to other schools during the deferment period.

My questions are,

1) What happens if I reapply? Do schools actually FIND OUT about my actions?

2) Will LSAC release my information to schools, telling them that I reneged on my agreement with the school?

I know that if they DO find out, they will rescind my admission...I'd just appreciate input from you guys! Thanksss!!!!!!

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blurbz
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby blurbz » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:18 pm

If you are accepted and pay a seat deposit at another school the original school will see and MIGHT talk to your preferred school, which could result in you losing both admissions. Why on earth would you accept a deferral with this condition and your intentions?

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Cade McNown
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby Cade McNown » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:25 pm

Because your 2nd choice school conditioned your deferral on not applying to other law schools, it should be pretty clear that you cannot keep your deferral and also apply to other law schools. Basic logic is basic. You either need to withdraw from the 2nd choice school and then reapply to your preferred schools, or forgo applying this or any future cycle.

Also, character & fitness is important. It would be bad news for you to get caught, and furthermore, you should just want to be an honest person. /interest in you.

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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:28 pm

You might want to consider another profession.

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acrossthelake
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:42 pm

Accepting a deferment and then applying to another school or enrolling at another law school is looked upon as unethical and can cause serious problems during your State Bar review and inquiry.
http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/deferring.cfm

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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby Renzo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:26 pm

yeah, you need to withdraw if you want to reapply. SInce you are saying you want to reapply to your "first choice schools" I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you actually got into your 5th or 6th choice school, not your second, which means maybe your expectations need adjusting.

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smokeylarue
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:58 am

Why the hell did you defer instead of withdrawing?

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mrtoren
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby mrtoren » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:20 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Why the hell did you defer instead of withdrawing?

Because he wanted to have his cake and eat it too.

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theadvancededit
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby theadvancededit » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:28 pm

jennielove wrote: if they DO find out, they will rescind my admission


And possibly complicate C&F royally.

Kimberly
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby Kimberly » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:29 pm

You realize that you are also holding a spot from someone who might actually WANT to go to the school at which you are deferred? Unethical to even THINK about keeping your deferral and applying another cycle. Bro, you gotta make your choice. You are screwing over EVERYONE (potentially including yourself) by deferring and also reapplying. I hope you develop a moral compass before the welfare of citizens is in your hands.

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ahduth
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Re: Deferred and reapplying: illegal?!?

Postby ahduth » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:40 pm

Kimberly wrote:You realize that you are also holding a spot from someone who might actually WANT to go to the school at which you are deferred? Unethical to even THINK about keeping your deferral and applying another cycle. Bro, you gotta make your choice. You are screwing over EVERYONE (potentially including yourself) by deferring and also reapplying. I hope you develop a moral compass before the welfare of citizens is in your hands.


Lol, moral compass. We're talking about going to law school here, not applying for sainthood. Many of us will be specifically dedicated to helping people and/or corporations bend, twist, and contort the rules.

But yeah, this deferral thing seems like a bad plan. They'll be able to find out from the LSAC presumably. Figure out a less stupid way to game the system pal.




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