The below is copied from the UHLC Admissions FAQ:
Notification of Status Questions
Q: When will I be notified?
A: Decisions are made on a rolling basis, and all decisions will be made by mid-May. We understand that some schools may notify you, and therefore require a deposit from you, earlier than that. You will need to decide whether to play it safe and put down a deposit on a school you may not attend. We cannot act more quickly on your application because you heard from another school first.
Q: My application has been waitlisted. When will I receive a final decision? May I submit additional information? Is the waitlist ranked?
A: The Admissions Committee will begin to review applicants on the waitlist after all decisions have been mailed, generally in late May to mid June. The waitlist is not ranked. Candidates on the waitlist will receive a second full-file review by the Committee, so candidates are encouraged to submit additional new information, such as updated resumes and statements of interest. No set number of seats in the entering class are reserved for candidates on the waitlist, and decisions to admit candidates from the waitlist are made on a space available basis.
Some additional stats and info here: http://www.schoolaah.com/law/University_of_Houston.htm
I also suggest you follow the admissions blog for tasty morsels like this (which suggests that this year is a more competitive cycle than years past): http://uhlcadmissions.wordpress.com/201 ... ns-office/
Another somewhat relevant and interesting post (dated 6/15/09) from last year's admissions cycle suggesting a confirmation of commitment for deposited seats in mid-June:
I just got an e-mail from Ms. Polk at UH Law Center that read:
"Thank you for your continued interest in the University of Houston Law Center and for your patience with our waitlist process. I know you are anxious to hear from us so that you can finalize your plans for the fall. Our second commitment for our deposited students is due at the end of this week. Once we have confirmed with these students, we will begin assessing the class in early July ....."
Did anyone get a similar e-mail? The entire content of the e-mail suggest that they are trying to 'weed' out the non-active waitlisters from the pack.
I would refer to the following page(s) in this thread if you want to read how things started going down last year in June/July: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... &start=750
--- I'm not going to lie, some of it just adds to the confusion (conflicting reports/posts).
Last but not least, as for being on the WL or still in review, I'd say the answer is relative to your numbers first and softs second. As good as ones softs can be, unless you have a letter from the president the numbers game wins out in almost every instance. Higher median #'s = better candidates --> attracts better professors --> better graduation statistics --> better rankings --> mo' $$$
EDIT: The summary above is awesome, spot on, and saves you the trouble of reading through the history of this thread yourself. Kudos to rdcws000!