Guilty! Law School Sends Wrong Admissions Emails

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A Massachusetts law school is guilty of accidentally sending acceptance emails to thousands of former and current applicants.

Northeastern University School of Law, in a statement Wednesday, blamed a “technical error” on the issue, saying the erroneous emails went to more than 200 people who applied for admission starting next fall, as well than nearly 4,000 former candidates, some of whom have already registered.

“The law school promptly sent a clarification email explaining the error. Individual outreach is also underway for applicants with concerns,” the Boston school said.

Final admissions decisions will not be made until later in the academic year.

“The law school deeply regrets this unintentional error and is taking steps to ensure it does not happen again in the future,” the school said.

Lakisha Papoutsakis, a single mother from Northborough, Massachusetts, who received the acceptance email, told NBC10 Boston that she had dreamed of going to law school since she was a child.

She shared the good news with her loved ones before noticing the follow-up email.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is so amazing,’ and then it was like, ‘Oh no, sorry, April Fool’s Day,'” she said.

This fall’s law school class has 234 members out of 3,877 applicants, according to Northeastern’s website.

Jon J. Epps