My first deposit is due on April 1st and I still have yet to get a decision from 7 schools.
Looking on LSN more people are still in the "pending" category than any other category. When are these schools going to get a move on things? There has to be some deadline these schools are aiming for no?
Fordham: 146 Pending
GW: 223 Pending
U Penn: 247 Pending
UVA: 253 Pending
NYU: 310 Pending
Cornell: 228 Pending
Harvard: 427 Pending
i think the very fact that so many people apply to at least 10 schools and given that schools need to fill seats, we wait.
the really horrible thing is that although the number of applications may be up, i don't think there are really more people applying to law school. so, it's taking schools longer to fill classes because it's a domino effect, beginning on the east coast & with some schools on the west coast. generally, i think there are schools that "steal" students away from certain schools and because their application deadline for seat deposit is April 1st or April 15th, without giving the student the option to "withdraw" or give them a definite "yes" or "no" by a date before April 1st or april 15th, a lot of 2nd & 3rdTier schools place so many students on their waitlist because they really don't know how many students they're going to actually end up with until April 1st or April 15th. And even then, you have students that put down deposits and don't go because they hear from their "dream school" in april.
mary applied to harvard, stanford, USC, UCLA, Yale, & (2 safety 2nd tiers & 3 3rd tiers because she received fee waivers).
the 5 safety 2nd & 3rd tiers will come back & say yes, we want you by february, whereas the T14 schools will take their students by february & let mary know if she's been accepted in april because they're waiting to hear back from their top candidates. typically most people who apply to harvard will apply to stanford, usc, & yale...keeping in mind that a student can only really enroll in one school...so, if you have every law school applicant doing this, yeah, the # of applications do increase.this is just my theory, i could be wrong.
i wonder if the # of people who are able to obtain a BA degree is increasing or decreasing & how many people, on average, are getting higher degrees is increasing or decreasing. & who are these people?...