lawyered2014 wrote:uhhhh wrote:TIMEATELL wrote:LttleBlakDress wrote:I got the email from Dean Canada two days ago as well, responded immediately and haven’t heard anything… I very literally followed the instructions in the email, just listing the info and not actually writing out that I wanted to be considered. Was that bad? I know Hastings loves following instructions and hates additional info so I was trying to do what they like but the waiting is killing me…..
At this point, if Hastings is your #1 choice, you should definitely let them know. Further, it wouldn't hurt to follow-up every week (like every Monday, but no more than once a week) to reiterate your commitment to ATTEND if admitted. This is a big deal as they oftentimes have no clue if their law school is the wait-listed applicant's #1 choice or if the applicant is still considering their law school at all. Make it easy for them. Just keep all communication concise and to the point with no b.s.
Some schools (like UCLA) specifically ask you to say if they are your top choice or not, but I'm not sure if contacting them every week to let them know is such a good idea. I'm sure they expect that students are going to say the school is their top choice regardless of whether it is or not and just ignore those statements.
I agree -I wouldn't contact them weekly. Hastings doesn't appear to want any contact with you unless they initiate it... at least that was the impression I got from there waitlist FAQ ...
And I'm pretty sure sending an email once a week wouldn't help your chances in any case. They definitely have a system for pulling off the waitlist.