According to LSAC (http://www.lsac.org/LSACResources/Publi ... oodadm.pdf
"Except under binding early decision plans or for academic
terms beginning in the spring or summer, no law school
should require an enrollment commitment of any kind to an
offer of admission or scholarship prior to April 1." -LSAC
I think it is fair game after April 1st for a school to make certain requirements (binding?) related to your application status at other schools. I know for a fact University of Utah does. They wanted a decision by April 2, 2012 from me. I lost my scholarship because I wasn't ready to make that decision. I hadn't heard back from a few schools, UCI included, and they wanted me to cancel all existing and pending offers and make a list of the schools that I was waitlisted at and give it to them.
You quit reading before it got to the good part.
After April 1, except under binding early decision plans, every accepted applicant should be free to accept a new offer from a law school even though a scholarship has been accepted, a deposit has been paid, or a committment has been made to another school.
The key word is new here, like I said they cannot force you to withdraw your application from any school where you have not heard ANY type of decision yet. They can ask you to withdraw from schools where you have been accepted.
I did read that far, I just took that to mean that since law schools shouldn't seek commitments from students before April 1, students should
be free to accept any offer at that point in time (April 1st) even if they have accepted offers elsewhere before then (those acceptances are not commitments before April 1, because law schools "can't" require a commitment before then).
I agree, the "new" does make it sound like it refers to pending, but could mean new since you accepted an offer before April 1st but are not committed at that point. Also, when I think pending I think future more than new- just me maybe.
Nevertheless, U of Utah requires students to cancel current and pending offers at all other schools. So, whether or not they should, they do.
You can call them and see, 801-581-6833 (ask for Reyes Aguilar).