CHAPTER NINE 
CHOOSING THE LAW SCHOOL 



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The final step in the law school admission process is choosing the law school to attend. This can gets exciting when one or more of the law schools that wait-listed you are more desirable than the ones that accepted you. In this section, we shall indicate a procedure to follow in this situation.

  • DEADLINE ON A LAW SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE 
  • SOME RULES OF THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION GAME     


DEADLINE ON A
LAW SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE

 

The official position of the Law School Admission Council is: Except under early decision plans, no law school should require an enrollment commitment of any kind, binding or non-binding, to an offer of admission or scholarship prior to April 1. Admitted applicants who have submitted a timely financial aid application should not be required to commit to enroll by having to make a nonrefundable financial commitment until notified of financial aid awards that are within the control of the law school. 

 

SOME RULES OF THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION GAME

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  • Inform law schools of your intentions. Once you are certain that you will not be attending a law schools to which you have applied and to which your application has not been rejected, send a letter to this law school's admissions office in order to inform them that you will be attending law school elsewhere; this way your seat can be offered to some other applicant. 
  • Use certified mail/return receipt requested for important mailings. To reserve your seat at a law school that admitted you, you must submit, on or before the deadline indicated, a letter stating that you will be attending that law school. Very likely, you must also submit a seat deposit. To alleviate anxiety about timely receipt of your letter and, if required, seat deposit, use certified mail/return receipt requested (the cost is less than $5.00).

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