Champion wrote:10/25 submit and I have been accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. What's going on. People who've applied before and after according to LSN have been receiving either of the three decisions.
I think the process is more of a "rolling application review" than a "rolling admissions." This means that they look at applications in order of submission, but don't necessarily make final decision in order. If you haven't gotten a decision yet, it probably means that you're a more attractive candidate than those who've already been rejected/reserved, and less attractive than those who've been accepted. That's all.
This process is virtually the same at all top law schools. Columbia also officially sends "hold" emails to candidates who fall in this middle ground, so you may see that coming soon. People who have said that they've been "held" thus far actually mean that they've been put on the waitlist (called "reserve" at Columbia). HTH.