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Do Fee Waivers mean anything?

Do Fee Waivers mean anything?
« on: December 19, 2011, 01:47:52 PM »
I'm applying to law schools now and I've gotten fee waivers from some T14 schools like (Duke, Vanderbilt, Penn State) but I'm a realist I have a GPA of 3.65 and an LSAT of 157 (though I plan on retaking it). But do those fee waivers mean anything or is it just false hope?

I'm also African-American if that helps at all.

Re: Do Fee Waivers mean anything?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 04:54:58 PM »
The fee waivers probably don't mean anything.  However, since it won't cost you anything to apply, why not?  A 157 is not T14, but the worst they can do is reject you. 

Re: Do Fee Waivers mean anything?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 05:25:17 PM »
Well... yeah, it means you don't have to pay a fee.

Re: Do Fee Waivers mean anything?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 08:07:49 PM »
I assume some law schools give you fee waivers so they can reject you - and lower their acceptance rate.
Other schools might be genuinely interested in you, and want to see your application.