Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

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davidicus
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Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby davidicus » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:39 pm

If there's already a post out there with this info - please point me in the right direction. I'm interested to know how I should expect to receive notification of acceptance/rejection from different schools, so I figured this might be a good forum to let people know how you were notified.

So if you've already been accepted/rejected - please respond and let me know how - phone call, email, snail-mail or the seemingly worthless status checker...

Also - include scholarship info if you have any.

My contribution:
UCLA - Accepted - Phone call followed by an email a week and a half later...supposedly the package is in the mail but they mentioned "system issues" and that the package may be delayed.
BU - Accepted w/$ - Phone call followed by a package in the mail with acceptance letter and scholarship offer.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:43 pm

I posted this awhile ago but here you go:

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:This is what I have found, I will keep updating..

Yale - Phone Call
Harvard - Phone Call (JR2) http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=48572
Stanford - Phone Call http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=51579
Columbia - Email or Snail Mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=48833
NYU - Snail Mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26903&start=100
Chicago - Phone Call http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=21854&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
Berkeley - Phone Call http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=47305
Michigan - Snail Mail
Penn - Phone Call http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23384&start=25
Virginia - Phone Call
Northwestern - E-mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19705
Duke - Email followed by Snail Mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=84809
Cornell - Snail Mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=49651&start=75
G-town - Snail Mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=93082
UT - Austin - Snail Mail http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=93408


ANOTHER LIST:
Alabama: Phone call then binder in mail
American: Priority Mail package with folder inside
Baylor: Email, then letter
Berkeley: Phone call and/or e-mail
Boston College: Big folder in the mail
Buffalo: Large envelope with folder inside.
Catholic: Big packet in the mail
Chicago: Phone call
Columbia(unconfirmed): E-mail w/ PDF of your decision letter (if accepted), admissions packet follows in the mail; denial is a thin letter via snail mail
Cornell: (I believe) email and status checker has info for ASW
Duke: E-mail; WL come through e-mail as well
Emory: Phone call and letter (large and yellow)
Florida Coastal: Snail mail
Florida State: Phone call with snail mail info to follow
Fordham: E-mail, single sheet acceptance letter, binder to follow sometime in January
Georgetown: Status checker and personal letter (decision comes in letter only)
George Mason: Phone Call, big packet in the mail follows
George Washington: E-mail, admissions package follows a few days later
Georgia: Online status checker, then letter in mail?
Georgia State: Letter in the mail
Harvard: Interview, then call, then binder
Hofstra: Small envelope
Illinois (Urbana-Champaign): Packet in the mail
Iowa: E-mail
Lewis & Clark: Snail mail (thin envelope)
Loyola New Orleans: Phone call then packet in mail
LSU: small letter
Marquette: Large envelope with folder or small envelope followed by big package
Maryland: Small letter via snail mail
Mercer: Small letter in the mail
Miami: Small letter size envelope.
Michigan: Status checker and letter
Minnesota: phone call, big snail mail
Missouri: small letter
North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Small snail mail letter
Northwestern: E-Mail about status checker, decision via status checker.
Notre Dame: packet by snail mail and then an email a couple of days later
NYU: Letter
Ohio State: Phone call
Pace: Large envelope with folder
Penn: Phone call and/or letter
Richmond: Phone call then info packet in snail mail
Rutgers-Camden: E-mail
Stanford: Phone call from the Dean
St. Louis: big packet with folder
St. Thomas (MN): Large envelope with three letters inside
Temple: Snail mail package.
Texas: snail mail envelope with a letter and their law journal
Toledo: Snail mail letter
Tulane: E-mail
University of Washington: Small snail mail letter
Vanderbilt: Big priority mail box
Vermont: First an email, than a large envelope with folder
Villanova: Small letter via snail mail
Virginia: Status checker and letter (small envelopes (unconfirmed))
Wake Forest: Packet via snail mail
WashU: Email and letter (small, 1 page letter)
Washington & Lee: email and letter (1 page)
William & Mary: acceptance packet w/scholarship offer via snail mail; email and big snail mail
Wisconsin: snail mail letter
Yale: Phone call

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby davidicus » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:48 pm

Fantastic - thank you!

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby dudester » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:52 pm

I think it'd be useful to add BU: Phone call. Packet and scholarship info in the mail. Also, Illinois-UC is e-mailing decisions with scholarship info. Packet and details on scholarship in the mail later.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby mxc » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:35 pm

Worth noting that for this cycle, Wisconsin has been sending out acceptance emails first.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby wpc1532 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:26 pm

My contribution:

Albany: status-checker, followed by large (weighty) packet (if accepted)
Suffolk: snail mail only. large envelope with folder inside.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby Kat.Ander » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:37 am

Case Western - Email

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby JOThompson » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:22 am

Acceptances:
Minnesota: Phone Call
Iowa: Email followed by official packet 7-10 days later
Oregon: Mail
Lewis and Clark: Mail
San Diego: Mail
Villanova: Mail
Seattle U: Mail
Seton Hall: MAil
Rutgers (Camden and Newark): Mail
St. John's: Mail
Northeastern: Mail

Rejections:
Harvard: Email
Stanford: Mail
Chicago: Email
Berkeley: Email
Penn: Mail
Duke: Email
UT: Mail

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:49 pm

Santa Clara: Status checker then small packet. Includes a letter with preliminary scholarship information, then more information regarding requirements for scholarship retention follows in a letter.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby goblue1646 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:43 am

Do schools generally email rejections, or do those go out by snail mail also?

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby set88 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:13 am

I agree with whoever said that big list is useless for this cycle. Should almost be taken down. I know for a fact some of those are inaccurate.

Here's what I can contribute:

Emory: no status checker, big envelope in mail
William & Mary: says "congrats" in status checker, big packet in mail to follow
Florida: big envelope in mail
Florida State: phone call, followed by email
Stetson: packet in mail

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby Phil4Real » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:14 pm

Tennessee- Phone call followed by a letter in the mail.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby Emma1 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:36 pm

Are they coming to your home address or college address?

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby set88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:51 pm

Emma1 wrote:Are they coming to your home address or college address?

College.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby carlkenneth » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:22 pm

My contribution:

Acceptances (only including those that I havent seen listed here):

Cardozo: status checker change indicating decision rendered; followed by phone call and packet via snail mail
Brooklyn: e-mail; followed by packet; followed by huge box
Seton Hall: packet via snail mail
NYLS: online status checker; followed by snail mail
Drexel: phone call; followed by e-mail
Widener: e-mail
Hofstra: e-mail
CUNY: packet via snail mail

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby akili » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:28 pm

My meager contribution:

Accepted:
Wake Forest: email, followed by letter
Gonzaga: mail

W/Led:
American: email

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby lnh819 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:57 pm

You list Baylor as being email then snail mail. They only do snail mail - they even have a little blurb on their status checker about not giving out admissions decisions via email or phone. I don't know if this is a recent change but you might want to edit the original post. I have a letter from Baylor waiting for me right now at my parent's house and I can't get to it for another week!!

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby jump_man » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:07 pm

Some schools (Hastings, for example), send you a single page latter in a standard envelope . . . definitely looks like a rejection at first glance. However, you find a nice surprise when you open what you thought was a rejection letter 8)

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby Crowing » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:25 pm

Cornell seems to e-mail acceptances now. Also Mizzou acceptance is via phone call.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby FallingHigher » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:43 am

Duke: Waitlisted me by email
William and Mary: Status Checker said "Congrats", followed by email a few hours later, followed by call a few days later.
Baylor: Send a big letter in mail. Scholarship offer was in initial packet.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby gaud » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:44 am

ASU: acceptance by email; rejection by snail mail

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby zoomzoom88 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:17 am

I think nova now uses status checker and then email

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby kingsfield69 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:22 am

Agree w/ whoever said this cycle is different. Schools have not been conforming to past methods. My contribution:

Admits thus far:

Michigan: status checker update followed by snail mail
Georgetown: official letter via snail mail
Cornell: email followed by status checker change and snail mail
William & Mary: phone call from Dean Shealy followed by snail mail
Cincinnati: email and promise of snail mail (has not yet arrived)

I also know indirectly that Harvard has been emailing invitations to interview (JS1) and conducting those interviews, but has not yet begun offering admissions via phone call (JS2), which is the anticipated next step. UVA has been offering admissions via phone call and issuing W/L and R via email.

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby longwait » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:39 pm

Lewis and Clark- email followed by snail mail
Utah- phone call followed by snail mail
William and Mary- email, status checker followed by phone call after a couple days
Iowa- email and status checker
Indiana-Bloomington- snail mail
Baylor- snail mail
Kent- Status Checker and snail mail
Depaul- Status Checker and snail mail
Penn State- email

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Re: Law School Acceptance/Rejection Notification Methods

Postby elee » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:00 pm

For NYU I got a voicemail, followed by email/mail




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