One. More. Week. for the Fall 2019 Application Cycle

We’re just over a week away from the close of our application for the Fall 2019 cycle, and things are getting CRAZY in the admission office (in the best way of course!) But before we hunker down in our offices and glue ourselves to the computer to do final application reviews, we have a few of your most pressing questions to answer!

  1. Can I take the March LSAT? Yes you can, as long as it’s NOT YOUR FIRST LSAT. You must have a previous LSAT score on record when submitting your application and use the March LSAT as a supplemental score. Results are released at the end of April and so there is little chance of seats still being available in the class when your application can be fully reviewed. However, we will review March LSAT scores when they are released and use that as additional information when evaluating our candidates.
  2. Can you evaluate my application with unofficial transcripts? Nope. Official transcripts must be submitted through CAS in order to be evaluated. We don’t receive a full application (which consists of our application, personal statement, and resume, combined with the CAS report including your transcripts and letters of recommendation) until every piece of the puzzle is accounted for.
  3. I submitted my application in December and I haven’t heard anything. What gives? We receive, on average, 3,500 – 4,000 applications a year, and many of those applications are reviewed multiple times. We want to make sure we have a full picture of the applicant pool, and it takes a while to do so! So be patient with us – you’ll hear soon!
  4. So then when do I find out my decision? Every year our goal is to send decisions on or before April 1st. While it’s not a guarantee, it’s a good time frame to be checking emails and mailboxes!
  5. What happens if I’m waitlisted? You’ll be notified of your status on April 1st, and updated regularly if we need to move to the waitlist for the class. There will be additional information provided with your decision email.

As always, you’re more than welcome to email us any question you have – in the meantime, we’ll be here doing a careful review of your application and building the William & Mary Law School Class of 2022!!

Welcome Back: It’s Early Decision Season!

It’s 2019…

…and we’re quickly rolling through the application cycle for the Class of 2022! Quick reminder for those following along at home – the Early Decision application deadline is NEXT WEEK! That’s right, January 15th is next Tuesday, and ED applications will close at that time. So if you know W&M Law is the one and only law school for you, make sure to have everything submitted by then.

Early Decision applicants can expect to have an admission decision by February 1st of this year – remember that it is a binding decision, and that applications to other universities will have to be withdrawn upon acceptance of William & Mary’s offer.

In the meantime…

…make sure you’re up to date on all the latest things happening at William & Mary Law School! Here’s a few items you may have missed over the break:

2L Paul Rowley is killing it in the classroom AND on the basketball court as the only law student on the Tribe Men’s basketball team! Catch the Washington Post article to learn more about how he’s balancing both.

Bar results finally came out and William & Mary came out on top. Read more about which jurisdictions our students succeeded in on the law school’s news page.

Curious about where our graduates are now? Check out our YouTube channel for the video we put together that highlights some of our most recent grads and their first year on the job.