FYI guys, this is from Dean Pless from UIUC on doing more than one seat deposit:
"In June schools that participate in the commitment overlap process can see if people who have paid a deposit at their school also have a deposit at another participating school. Illinois participates in this process, but not every school does. More information is on the LSAC website. This program just started last year."
"It isn't against any rule that LSAC has. Some schools have language on their deposit form that states you are only submitting a deposit to them and withdrawing all of your other applications. If a school has that language and you don't abide by it, the school certainly has the right to revoke their offer. Illinois doesn't have that language.
Now, why people routinely throw away hundreds if not thousands of dollars in forfeited seat deposits is something I really will never understand. I get it when you get pulled off a waitlist in June. When people get admitted in January by two schools and can't make up their mind in April which one they want to go to, that seems stranger to me. In the end, it is your money.
With the new system, if I see someone had paid two deposits and it is June 15, I will just give them a call and ask what they plan on doing. I have people on the WL that want that seat, but if a person has paid their deposits the seat is theirs until they withdraw."