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Multiple Seat Deposit Warning
« on: June 13, 2008, 04:25:23 PM »
This was sent to me from UPenn.

Please read the following *important* information from the LSAC (www.lsac.org) about the possible risks of holding a seat deposit at more than one law school beginning next week.  As you will see, if you are currently deposited at multiple law schools, we strongly recommend that you withdraw your deposit(s) from all but the one law school you will/will most likely attend before their June 15 notification deadline.

 

Multiple Deposit Notification

 

Each year, law schools that participate in LSACís commitment overlap reporting service provide LSAC with information about applicants who have been accepted and have paid a deposit or provided a verbal or written agreement to attend their schools. Each spring, participating law schools receive periodic reports detailing the number of their committed applicants who have submitted seat deposits or commitments at

other participating schools, as well as the identification of those other schools.

 

Starting on June 15, 2008, those reports will also include the names and LSAC account numbers for all candidates who have deposits/commitments at multiple participating schools.

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Re: Multiple Seat Deposit Warning
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 07:17:52 PM »
It sounds like law schools are throwing down the gauntlet!

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Re: Multiple Seat Deposit Warning
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 10:22:57 AM »
This pisses me off to no end.

I guess these bastards don't like it when the table is turned?  Some schools left me waiting for 9 months on a decision, but I can't give myself a little extra time to pick between offers?

Note:  because I wanted to begin planning my life, I withdrew from the school at which I put down a deposit the second I received the better offer.  If I wanted to wait until June 15th, there is no reason why I should not have been able to.  I withdrew out of consideration for people on the WL and because I wanted to begin planning my move.  If the schools can't get their f-ing decisions out in a timely manner, why the hell should we??

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Re: Multiple Seat Deposit Warning
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 06:03:35 PM »
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It sounds like law schools are throwing down the gauntlet!


At many - if not most - schools, seat deposits are not in any way binding. This changes very little.