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JD News: Yale Law Extends Application Deadline

Not quite ready to submit your Yale Law School application? Do not fret. The law school announced yesterday that it would be extending its application deadline from February 15 to March 1 to accommodate those candidates who have faced technical trouble with their electronic application and those who have just taken the February LSAT and need additional time. Associate Dean Asha Rangappa said the extension will not change the timing of the admissions process and that decisions will still be out by mid-April. Since 2007, when Yale Law extended its deadline from February 1 to February 15, the school has seen an increase in applications after February 1—last year, as much as 27% of the total applicant pool applied after that date. Rangappa says that offering more time is a “win-win” for everyone, because it allows candidates to carefully proofread and put together their applications, which she much prefers to read over “hastily submitted” applications.

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