Client: Hey David! Hope you're having a great Thursday. Just got a waitlist e-mail from Berkeley. To be honest, I think most schools are pretty done with offers and I am destined for waitlists at the rest of the schools I applied to. Ughhhh. Quite frustrating.
First and foremost, most people who get waitlisted do nothing. They just sit there. Bad move. Every year, no matter how well and meticulous a law school goes about shaping their incoming class, there are always extra seats left. There are always people bumped in from the waitlist.
Once you receive a complete list of waitlist schools, you need to sit and decide which school is your number one choice. Once you've made that decision, we can start playing the game - and making sure you standout among other waitlisted applicants (the list of waitlisted applicants is actually small).
We'll talk more about this strategy once you've heard back from all the schools you care to hear back from.
But keep your chin-up~ I know TONS of people who'd kill to be in your position.