This is old, but to answer the deadline question, this is from the blog on Dec. 7 (so looks like it will be through Chirstmas and early Jan)
Since news travels so quickly these days, you have probably heard that a few decisions were sent to candidates who applied under our Early Decision Plan. Not to worry if you have not been notified one way or another—we are still in the throes of reviewing applications.
Over the next few weeks we will continue to mail decisions: admit, deny, and postpone. Anyone admitted under the Plan should be certain to take care of matters agreed to in the contract by withdrawing from all other schools. If a decision on your candidacy is postponed until we have reviewed our regular applications, then you are free to remain a candidate for admission at any other law school. For those who are denied admission, I am afraid that it is the end of the line during this admissions cycle.
In some instances, we might request fall grades. This should not be taken as a bad sign, but rather as an opportunity to present us with some more information about your academic experience. In those cases, we are able to provide a decision soon after receiving the grades.
As for those in the regular pool, our entire focus will soon shift completely to reading your files in the general order in which they were completed, and then you too will be hearing from us about your new status. In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and do not be anxious because regular decisions will not start rolling out until very late January or early February.
—Nkonye Iwerebon, Dean of Admissions