It’s tough to remain optimistic right now. It’s the doldrums of winter, everyone is sick, the Midwest is still mostly a solid block of ice, and we all just watched a successful band of cheaters (who somehow convinced everyone they were the underdogs, despite that designation being definitionally untrue) win a joyless slog of a professional sports game for what felt like twenty interminable hours.
For those of you applying to law school this cycle, we are now in the later stage of the law school application period. I’m sure many of you have noticed there is one constant to this whole process — waiting. You have to wait for your LSAT score, you have to wait for your letters of recommendation, you have to wait for a school to make a decision on your application, etc. Unfortunately, even when a decision is made, your waiting isn’t necessarily over. This post is about two different ways that schools can make you wait longer: by putting you on hold or by putting you on a waitlist.