blue5385 wrote: CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
At least we know what to expect! Essentially, if you're not in by June, thanks for playing.
I wouldn't say this. On LSN last year, five people were accepted off the waitlist in May, one in June, two in July, and three in August. So almost half were accepted after June.
one reason to expect some pulls from the waitlist after June is that it seems unlikely Harvard has a problem with yield & would mainly pull from the waitlist because theirs was lower than expected. My guess is that most WL ---> admits are probably the result of an outright admit who accepted choosing to defer at some point in the summer...and really, that can happen anytime before class starts.
Deferral definitely would throw some wrenches in the work and make later acceptances likely, however, I will refer you all to Asha's latest blog entry
from which I quote, "Generally, the bulk of our wait list activity, if we have any at all, will take place around our deposit deadline... I would say that usually our class is stable by the end of May
Y'all can make arguments about different WL dynamics due to the vast differences in size, but I think as a general principle it would stand to reason that if you're not in by June, your chances are probably quite slim.
To distract us from this unpleasant reality, I started two polls! One
is opinion based about whether it's better or not to have a JR1 on the WL (an oft discussed topic on these interwebs), and the other
asks which law school you will be ecstaic to attend this fall if Big H doesn't come through. Happy waiting!