LSAC Statement Of Good Admission And Financial Aid Practices


This document just came to my attention (revised March 2017). I could not find it by navigating LSAC; I only found it through this link: https://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/publications-(lsac-resources)/statementofgoodadm.pdf and through google.

They represent "a set of understandings and standards among member schools regarding best admission practices." I do not know how binding they actually are.

Interesting provisions include:

"Member law schools should:

xxx

request commitments of any kind only from admitted applicants no earlier than April 1, except under binding early decision plans or for academic terms beginning in the spring or summer;

xxx

request commitments of any kind from admitted students to accept an offer of institutional aid no earlier than April 1, except under binding early decision plans or for academic terms beginning in the spring or summer; xxx

xxx

allow applicants to freely accept a new offer from a law school even though a scholarship has been accepted, a deposit has been paid, or a commitment has been made to another school;

xxx

provide financial aid awards to admitted students who have submitted a timely financial aid application, before requesting any commitment; xxx"

This means that schools shouldn't ask you to accept a financial aid offer, or an offer of admission, before April 1. They should also decide on an application for financial aid before requiring you to commit.

FYI

Edit: last paragraph
Edit: added quotation marks

[Edited by Shubidupdup on Mar 06, 2018]

This document just came to my attention (revised March 2017). I could not find it by navigating LSAC; I only found it through this link: https://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/publications-(lsac-resources)/statementofgoodadm.pdf and through google.

They represent "a set of understandings and standards among member schools regarding best admission practices." I do not know how binding they actually are.

Interesting provisions include:

"Member law schools should:

xxx

request commitments of any kind only from admitted applicants no earlier than April 1, except under binding early decision plans or for academic terms beginning in the spring or summer;

xxx

request commitments of any kind from admitted students to accept an offer of institutional aid no earlier than April 1, except under binding early decision plans or for academic terms beginning in the spring or summer; xxx

xxx

allow applicants to freely accept a new offer from a law school even though a scholarship has been accepted, a deposit has been paid, or a commitment has been made to another school;

xxx

provide financial aid awards to admitted students who have submitted a timely financial aid application, before requesting any commitment; xxx"

This means that schools shouldn't ask you to accept a financial aid offer, or an offer of admission, before April 1. They should also decide on an application for financial aid before requiring you to commit.

FYI

Edit: last paragraph
Edit: added quotation marks
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Xea
Based on my experience from last year, US law schools respect this practice.
Based on my experience from last year, US law schools respect this practice.
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Based on my experience from last year, US law schools respect this practice.


I have a scholarship offer from a New York school that asked for a decision by March 10. That circumstance is how I came across this.
[quote]Based on my experience from last year, US law schools respect this practice. [/quote]

I have a scholarship offer from a New York school that asked for a decision by March 10. That circumstance is how I came across this.
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MV20178
Based on my experience from last year, US law schools respect this practice.


I have a scholarship offer from a New York school that asked for a decision by March 10. That circumstance is how I came across this.


Care to say from which school said scholarship is for?
[quote][quote]Based on my experience from last year, US law schools respect this practice. [/quote]

I have a scholarship offer from a New York school that asked for a decision by March 10. That circumstance is how I came across this.[/quote]

Care to say from which school said scholarship is for?
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Apparently, an unintended consequences
of this is a whole bunch of schools clustering their admission and/or acceptance deadlines in the first days of April.
Apparently, an unintended consequences
of this is a whole bunch of schools clustering their admission and/or acceptance deadlines in the first days of April.
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