I'm back in Houston for break, and went on a tour of the Law Center last week. They told me that they were going to start sending admissions packets after the new year, right around the time they start reviewing for merit scholarships.
I got the "just couldn't wait" e-mail yesterday. I applied EA but didn't meet the deadline--only got a complete e-mail on the 16th. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but since it's my first (and quite possibly only) T14 acceptance, I'm not going to complain.