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LSAC’s Website Issues Affect Law School Deadlines

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UPDATE: LSAC tweeted that law schools with a March 1 deadline are extending it. Also, LSAC said the website is not “down,” but you just need to keep trying and should send in applications when you can. Check the bottom of this post for more.

UPDATE: Penn Law announced that it has extended its application deadline to March 8.

Did LSAC forget to renew its domain registration?

If you tried accessing LSAC’s website in the past couple days, you likely ran into some trouble. Most attempts lead to a separate, cheap-looking domain registration site. There was some decent clip art (businesswoman on the phone, a gavel), but no info on the Law School Admission Council. While a small hiccup like this usually wouldn’t be an issue, many people were less than pleased (see below).

The deadline to apply to many law schools is this Friday, March 1 — with a slew of others following soon after. As you know, an applicant’s LSAC account is a critical component in his or her law school application. Both law schools and their applicants are entirely dependent on LSAC — especially its website. Unless you’re the businesswoman on the phone, for about 48 hours law schools didn’t know anything about you.

LSAC’s website was back up and running around noon PST, but here’s what LSAC had to say this morning about the situation in its only available form of communication — Twitter:

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See there. All you had to do was reboot your computer(?).

Around mid-afternoon, LSAC announced that all law schools with a March 1 application deadline would be extending it. Here’s a screenshot of the latest update from LSAC’s Facebook page:

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Have you had trouble accessing LSAC’s website? Did it affect your law school applications? Let us know in the comments.

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