Applying to Law School Early Decision/Early Notification

I published this about a year ago, and it’s suddenly time to talk Early Decision/Early Notification again.

Please keep in mind that I’m not sure Early Decision/Early Notification is worth getting very excited about. The decision you receive may just be “we’ve decided to defer your application to the regular admission cycle” or a waitlist decision. I like something I see Duke doing for “preferred” applicants and promising a response within 10 days of application completion, but even so – we’ll see what those decisions end up being.

4 thoughts on “Applying to Law School Early Decision/Early Notification

  1. Hi Ann,

    I am very interested in Duke’s Early Decision program. How does one become a preferred applicant and get the 10 day response? Or do they only do this for certain applicants? Thanks!

    • Hi John, Have you thought about calling and asking? It might be early yet (since apps haven’t been released) but I believe in the simple, polite, direct question.

  2. I think I will do it. I did some research on it and it sounds like they mostly give it out by invitation, sort of like a fee waiver. However, I have seen people saying that they asked for it and received it so I suppose it can’t hurt to ask.

    Thanks Ann!

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