Application Deadline extensions

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Application Deadline extensions

Postby penguinsnot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:51 pm

I've gotten three emails today announcing application deadline extensions. They reference some technical problem with LSAC.org. Legitimate excuse or are these schools desperate? If there wasn't some major problem with the LSAC site, this is pretty funny. These were all sent today.
Greetings from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
We received information from the LSAC indicating that applicants may be experiencing difficulty accessing the website used to host our on-line application. Given the timing of this problem, we are extending our application deadline from March 1st to March 5th, which should provide ample time to submit a Hastings application for the fall 2013.

Due to serious problems this week with Law School Admission Council (LSAC) websites, the University of Cincinnati College of Law has extended our Fall 2013 admission application deadline to Friday, March 8, 2013. (Previously our published deadline was March 1.)

We know that you may be considering applying to William & Mary Law School, and we wanted to give you an update, particularly if you are experiencing problems completing and submitting your application via LSAC.org.
Our deadline for applications is March 1, but we will accept applications and consider them timely if they are submitted by March 10, 2013.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby LSAT Blog » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:04 pm

This is legit. LSAC was having major problems with its website this week.

They just provided a detailed update with the reasons for their website problems, and they reference working with ~50 law schools to extend application deadlines:

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/ls ... pdate.html

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:43 am

I received the same emails today. I agree with you; it sounds like they're desperately exploiting LSAC's minor website problems.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:11 am

PRgradBYU wrote:I received the same emails today. I agree with you; it sounds like they're desperately exploiting LSAC's minor website problems.

LSAC asked schools to extend their deadlines.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby bizzybone1313 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:30 am

If isn't the T-20 or so schools extending deadlines, then it doesn't really mean much.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby leo2013 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:55 am

YLS is also extending their deadlines. This defeats OP's speculation.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby North » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:08 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:hey reference working with ~50 law schools to extend application deadlines:
Great. I can't wait to get the other 47 e-mails.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:13 pm

leo2013 wrote:YLS is also extending their deadlines. This defeats OP's speculation.

You mean YalTTTe?

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby leo2013 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:11 pm

TripTrip wrote:
leo2013 wrote:YLS is also extending their deadlines. This defeats OP's speculation.

You mean YalTTTe?


Yes, Yale is extending their deadline to March 4th. So if you want to try your luck, you still have 3 days to do so. :lol:

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby jeffyl00b » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:46 pm

it sounds like they're desperately exploiting LSAC's minor website problems.


Like seriously? Not penalizing people who couldn't get into the site which was not their fought and being fair is now being exploitative? This is our feature lawyers?
I hope Yale exploits this further.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby North » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:01 pm

jeffyl00b wrote:
it sounds like they're desperately exploiting LSAC's minor website problems.


Like seriously? Not penalizing people who couldn't get into the site which was not their fought and being fair is now being exploitative? This is our feature lawyers?
I hope Yale exploits this further.

I'm a feature lawyer. All the TTT's were undoubtedly going to extend their application deadlines anyway. LSAC's website issues gave them a reason to do it that didn't reek of desperation. TTT's exploit their students. That's what PRgrad was talking about, it's his fought that he didn't make it clearer. Like seriously.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby onionskin » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:06 pm

Pepperdine stealth extended their deadline from Feb 1 to Apr 15.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby bizzybone1313 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:22 pm

onionskin wrote:Pepperdine stealth extended their deadline from Feb 1 to Apr 15.


Good ole' former Governor Blagovich of Illinois, who is now in prison, sure didn't seem to learn much about being a law abiding citizen during his time at Pepperdine Law.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:41 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:
onionskin wrote:Pepperdine stealth extended their deadline from Feb 1 to Apr 15.


Good ole' former Governor Blagovich of Illinois, who is now in prison, sure didn't seem to learn much about being a law abiding citizen during his time at Pepperdine Law.

Counterpoint: Mike Leach sure learned how to be an awesome college football coach at Pepperdine.

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Re: Application Deadline extensions

Postby shortporch » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:56 am

This happens literally every year at a majority of schools. See here for a roundup from last year.




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