When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

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When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby vanstone22 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:52 pm

Applied towards the end of Dec.
I see that those applying in Oct hear back 60 days later. Is this the case for late Dec applicants?

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby sckon » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:39 pm

vanstone22 wrote:Applied towards the end of Dec.
I see that those applying in Oct hear back 60 days later. Is this the case for late Dec applicants?



hahaha....think March

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby Aeroplane » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:47 pm

I submitted 12 apps on 12/18 - 12/19 last year.

January: 1 accept (from my safety)
February: 4 accepts, 2 waitlists
March: 1 waitlist, 1 hold
April: 2 rejections from schools I had no real chance at, 1 waitlist

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby vanstone22 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:52 pm

sckon wrote:
vanstone22 wrote:Applied towards the end of Dec.
I see that those applying in Oct hear back 60 days later. Is this the case for late Dec applicants?



hahaha....think March


So...yes? End of dec+60 days is march

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby superserial » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:55 pm

it really depends on the school. I got most of my decisions in February. Columbia in late January. Harvard pwn on April Fools Day.

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby jlk86 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:05 pm

superserial wrote:it really depends on the school.



This. I submitted my first set of apps on 12/14 & already got an acceptance yesterday. This turn-around seems to be really weird & rare though- I don't really expect to hear back even from any of my safeties til the end of Jan at the very earliest

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby vanstone22 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:06 pm

jlk86 wrote:
superserial wrote:it really depends on the school.



This. I submitted my first set of apps on 12/14 & already got an acceptance yesterday. This turn-around seems to be really weird & rare though- I don't really expect to hear back even from any of my safeties til the end of Jan at the very earliest


Thank you,
I was hoping no later than March....but with the amount of apps coming in this yr who knows

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby superserial » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:07 pm

Later than March isn't the norm... except for Harvard, because Harvard's a douche.

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby Aeroplane » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:07 pm

superserial wrote:Later than March isn't the norm... except for Harvard, because Harvard's a douche.
NYU is also notoriously slow.

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:08 pm

vanstone22 wrote:
sckon wrote:
vanstone22 wrote:Applied towards the end of Dec.
I see that those applying in Oct hear back 60 days later. Is this the case for late Dec applicants?



hahaha....think March


So...yes? End of dec+60 days is march


Hahahahahahaha.

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby superserial » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:10 pm

Aeroplane wrote:
superserial wrote:Later than March isn't the norm... except for Harvard, because Harvard's a douche.
NYU is also notoriously slow.


+1. I forgot about NYU because I withdrew in April after not hearing from them.

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby vanstone22 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:12 pm

Aeroplane wrote:I submitted 12 apps on 12/18 - 12/19 last year.

January: 1 accept (from my safety)
February: 4 accepts, 2 waitlists
March: 1 waitlist, 1 hold
April: 2 rejections from schools I had no real chance at, 1 waitlist



That fits with what I was thinking. For that accept you received in Jan, did they allow you enough time to decide while you were waiting on the other schools to get back with you?

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby hans3n » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:12 pm

Check http://lawschoolnumbers.com, and go to the schools you applied to, and check when the previous years applicants received their decisions

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby vanstone22 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 pm

hans3n wrote:Check http://lawschoolnumbers.com, and go to the schools you applied to, and check when the previous years applicants received their decisions



good call

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby Aeroplane » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:16 pm

vanstone22 wrote:
Aeroplane wrote:I submitted 12 apps on 12/18 - 12/19 last year.

January: 1 accept (from my safety)
February: 4 accepts, 2 waitlists
March: 1 waitlist, 1 hold
April: 2 rejections from schools I had no real chance at, 1 waitlist



That fits with what I was thinking. For that accept you received in Jan, did they allow you enough time to decide while you were waiting on the other schools to get back with you?

That particular school did. Most deposit deadlines won't be until April, but if you get scholarships, you might have to decide earlier.

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby BenJ » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:44 am

You might have guessed from the above, but Columbia is unusually fast. Harvard and NYU take their sweet time. (Personally, I think Columbia is fast because they want to convince people who want to be in NYC to withdraw their NYU applications before NYU accepts them. The competitiveness between the two is huge.)

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Re: When can I expect to get a decision from law schools?

Postby sckon » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:02 am

vanstone22 wrote:
sckon wrote:
vanstone22 wrote:Applied towards the end of Dec.
I see that those applying in Oct hear back 60 days later. Is this the case for late Dec applicants?



hahaha....think March


So...yes? End of dec+60 days is march


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