Thousands Of Law Applicants Get Mistaken Admissions Invite
BERKELEY, Calif. -- An Iowa father said his son was "ecstatic" when he got an e-mail invitation to a party for students accepted to U.C. Berkeley's law school.
Unfortunately, Adam Feeney was among thousands of applicants who hadn't been accepted to the prestigious California school and were sent invitations by accident. A little later they received apologies and retractions.
His father said Feeney "was obviously upset and disappointed."
Boalt Hall School of Law's admissions director says the e-mailed invite begins "I write to congratulate you once more on your recent admission to Boalt Law."
The admissions official said the invitation was intended for about 500 students who were accepted early.
Instead, he inadvertantly sent it to about 7,000 applicants.