shanemahsa wrote: Lem37 wrote: TLSNYC wrote:
Lem37 wrote:Hey all - CLS 2L here, used to be on TLS during my application season and wanted to check in on this thread because two of my friends are applying ED this season. I have nothing super-important to say except to ask you to please, please restrain yourselves from calling Admissions multiple times.
Believe me when I say that I understand your frustration. I went through this 2 years ago. However, you have to remember that Admissions is going through thousands of applications at the moment. I know that they told you December, but to be fair, it's only 2/3 of the way through the month, and the school is open all week, despite the fact that these people would probably rather be home with their families for the holidays.
Beyond those technicalities, calling doesn't seem to be particularly helpful. Have you ever heard of anyone calling CLS Admissions and them responding with, "OH, right, Ms. So-and-So, I have your application right here! Congratulations/sorry, etc."? My guess is that they tell you that they received many applications this year, that you'll hear back by the end of December, etc.
Anyway, again. I know how freaked, anxious, and frustrated you are. Just trust me when I say that calling them won't get you any closer to an answer. Hang in there, and feel free to PM me if you have any questions about the school.
Yeah, fair enough...I will not be calling, but sometimes I get so frustrated and since I have no leverage, the most powerful threat I have is thinking of calling. LoL.
They don't really have ED apps in the thousands do they?
They definitely have ED apps in the hundreds, although I'm not sure of the exact number. However, most RD applicants send in their applications in October and November, and ED applicants are compared against RD applicants ("do we want to definitely
give this spot to such and such ED'er, or do we want to keep it open for this potential RD'er, etc." - this is why there are "waves" of acceptances in the spring, since every school will "hold out," to an extent, for better applicants).
Jw... How do u know these specifics?
Eh, these aren't really "specifics" - it's basically general knowledge. Applying for legal jobs in the public/private sectors is exactly the same process - they'll call back their "favorite" applicants first, try to entice them into accepting early, and then call back second and third waves later. Anyway, I applied to 20+ law schools two years ago and asked Admissions people things like this when I came to visit during Admitted Students Weeks. It's the same damn thing at every school.
Oh, another thing you should know is that many of the people on AdComms are professors at the law school. During the month of December, these people are (a) teaching classes, (b) creating exams, (c) grading exams, and (d) doing everything else they do, like writing academic papers, working at public interest organizations, and having a life, all in addition to
reviewing applications (oh, by the way, at some schools, some of the AdComm members are law students who have classes and exams, etc). Getting them all to assess applications takes a while. Furthermore, the people you talk to on the phone are basically administrative receptionists and will have zero substantive information on your application.