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Re: Is ED really binding?

Postby bp shinners » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:26 am

I can't find it now, but there was a candidate a few years ago who played Russian Roulette with ED, sending out a few ED applications. When the schools found out, they all rejected him (one of them he had already been accepted to; they rescinded his acceptance). It's on LSN somewhere.

Don't do this. On top of getting blacklisted, there's a huge chance it will kill you in C&F down the line. You're signing your name to something that's a lie; that's one of the few things they really care about.

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Re: Is ED really binding?

Postby mr.hands » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:01 am

bp shinners wrote:I can't find it now, but there was a candidate a few years ago who played Russian Roulette with ED, sending out a few ED applications. When the schools found out, they all rejected him (one of them he had already been accepted to; they rescinded his acceptance). It's on LSN somewhere.

Don't do this. On top of getting blacklisted, there's a huge chance it will kill you in C&F down the line. You're signing your name to something that's a lie; that's one of the few things they really care about.


Yeah I remember that guy. These weren't TT and TTT schools that denied him, either. He got blackballed throughout the T14

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Re: Is ED really binding?

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:00 pm

mr.hands wrote:
bp shinners wrote:I can't find it now, but there was a candidate a few years ago who played Russian Roulette with ED, sending out a few ED applications. When the schools found out, they all rejected him (one of them he had already been accepted to; they rescinded his acceptance). It's on LSN somewhere.

Don't do this. On top of getting blacklisted, there's a huge chance it will kill you in C&F down the line. You're signing your name to something that's a lie; that's one of the few things they really care about.


Yeah I remember that guy. These weren't TT and TTT schools that denied him, either. He got blackballed throughout the T14


I remember it too. I also remember that it seemed fake.

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Re: Is ED really binding?

Postby NYstate » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:56 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:They might be able to sue you. Not that sure though. I sucked at Contracts.


lol yeah i'd love to see them prove damages. Suing students who backed out of the ED program because their medians dropped =/= good publicity

Either way, OP, this would be a terrible decision.

Tuition, man. It is basically a contract for a service.


they're required to mitigate damages, which they certainly are able to do. The same tuition would be paid. The only difference is the GPA/LSAT disparity. Thus, damages = differential in numbers (something they'd never sue over)[/quote]
But they wouldn't have to let in another person to mitigate damages. They only need to respond reasonably. It would be reasonable to cut the class size rather than admit unqualified students.[/quote]
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You guys, I can't believe I'm responding, but this analysis is incorrect. The early admission contract states the school's remedies and course of action: you lose your offer of admission and they report your conduct to other schools. Guess what? If the other schools hear about this, they won't want you either, at least T14 schools. Schools are more heavily invested in maintaining the integrity of the ED process than they are in getting any particular applicant.

The contract requires the applicant to only have one ED application, and if accepted to matriculate, withdraw all regular apps and to not apply to other schools. My understanding is that it only lasts for one cycle so you could apply to other schools the next year; I don't think schools can force you to attend or defer the following year.

OP: I am not sure why you are even considering this, it doesn't look well for you to begin this process by figuring out if the plainly stated rules are enforced.

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Re: Is ED really binding?

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Re: Is ED really binding?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:49 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Don't be this guy. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife



The comments are worth reading on this. Like a car wreck you can't stop looking at.

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Re: Is ED really binding?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:10 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Don't be this guy. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/daninreallife



The comments are worth reading on this. Like a car wreck you can't stop looking at.


Oh yes, the long angry rant is great.




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