« on: March 27, 2008, 12:23:06 PM »
Despite all the information I've gathered about applying to law school the first time around, I know surprisingly little about RE-applying in a different cycle. I'm currently (although not very seriously, yet) considering postponing law school for a year for a non-deferral-worthy reason, which would likely mean I'd have to re-apply next cycle.
For those who know about the process (i.e. those who've done it, know people who've done it, or otherwise know hard facts about the situation,) I've got a couple of questiosn!
Is an applicant inherently less likely to be accepted to a school to which he or she has applied previously, just because it's a re-application? Say I got into a school this cycle, chose to postpone for a year, and then re-applied next cycle - do I have the same chance of getting in, or less because I'm some sort of a flight risk? Along those same lines, would scholarship opportunities be less likely for re-applicants?
If I do re-apply, would I be wise to include a supplementary statement explaining exactly why I chose to wait a year, and making it clear that I've got all of my ducks in a row and I'm unequivocally ready to attend in the fall?
Do I have to have all of my recommenders re-send my recs to the LSAC, or can they hold on to them for a year and re-send to the schools next cycle? The same question would apply to transcripts, actually!
Sorry for all of the questions - I really have no idea about the RE-application process, and if this would even be a wise idea! Thanks in advance if you can answer some of my questions!