roflmaozedong wrote:I briefly mentioned a concurrent application to a non-law program (think Peace Corps, TFA) and I'm starting to stress out because I'm thinking it will hurt my chances since they know I'm likely to defer an acceptance. I really don't want to reapply in two years :/ Do y'all think this will be a huge issue? My numbers are pretty good and I'm hoping that this doesn't screw me over.
You've probably read this, but here's their deferral policy
We believe that prospective students benefit from experiences outside of a college or university setting and thus encourage you to take time off before going to law school. You may want to take time off before applying because your experience during that time off may inform your decision to attend graduate school; also, you may be able to put together a more complete application because you have had additional opportunities to write about (and from which to obtain recommendations). You may want to apply and then defer after you are accepted. That is okay, too. We rarely turn down a request for a deferral if it is made in a timely manner and if the prospective student explains why they are taking time off. Generally we grant one-year deferrals, but we also grant two-year deferrals for certain types of activities (e.g., Teach For America, Peace Corps, 2-year analyst programs at banks and consulting firms, etc.). We also grant extensions to deferrals when necessary.
Based on that, I would say it probably won't be a big deal. Any potential cons should be offset by the fact that they like applicants with those types of experiences.