For Applicants on Our Waiting List – Update!

I hope your 2011 is off to a great start! If you’re currently on our waiting list, we wanted to draw your attention to some recent additions to our webpage for students on our waiting list.

First and foremost, if you were not already aware, we will be offering four Preview Days for applicants on our waiting list this year. The dates of these events are as follows:

March 4
March 7
March 9
April 9

Registration for these events is NOT yet available, but as we have been getting a few questions about them, we decided to put together this Frequently Asked Questions page we hope will address a few of the more common questions we’ve received over the past few weeks.

Attending a Preview Day is no better or more impactful than coming for an individual campus visit or scheduling a phone interview. We believe visiting is a great way to experience our school, and we want you to come to campus, spend time in Lexington and figure out if W&L Law is the right fit for you. However, as all the applicants on our waiting list will not be able to attend one of our Preview Days, it would be unfair for us to value these events any more than the other ways in which you can connect with an admissions representative. For us, Preview Days are merely an efficient way to meet with a number of students in one day as opposed to spreading these meetings out across weeks or months. We strongly encourage you to consider connecting with us in the fashion that is easiest and most convenient for you.

Preview Days will only be open to students on our waiting list who have NOT previously visited our campus. Consequently, if you have previously come to our law school for an individual visit, you will be unable to register for a Preview Day. Furthermore, due to the nature of the day’s events, and as we will be meeting individually with each attendee, enrollment for each event will be limited to forty (40).

For additional information about our Preview Days, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. We also have posted a tentative schedule of events so that you might have a better idea as to the structure of these days. As the schedule reflects, a large portion of the day’s programming will be devoted to individual meetings.

Trimming Down Our Waiting List

In the coming weeks, we may trim down our waiting list. This could occur as early as early-to-mid February, and right now, it is just a tentative idea. We will certainly let you know if we have decided to move forward with this plan before we take any definitive action regarding any applicant’s file.

If we feel it is unlikely we will be in a position to extend you an offer of admission, we believe it is better to let you know this sooner rather than later so that you might move forward with your law school decision. Of course, it’s always possible that this could occur later or not at all. Right now, this is just a tentative idea, but we at least wanted to let you know there is a possibility that we might be trimming down our waiting list in the coming weeks.

As far as when we might be in a position to extend an offer of admission to any student on our waiting list, May 1 and June 1 (our deposit deadlines) are still the dates to keep in mind. Our class has begun to take shape, but it is still a little early for us to start reaching out to applicants on our waiting list. This projection could certainly change, but keep in mind, the summer is historically the time when we have the most waiting list activity.

As always, if you have any questions or we can be of further assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by email at LawAdm@wlu.edu or by phone at 540.458.8503.

Thank you again for your interest in W&L Law!

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