Northeastern University mistakenly sends acceptance emails to thousands of law school applicants

Thousands of past and current law school applicants at Northeastern University received fake admissions emails, the Boston School said.
The emails were sent to 205 current law school applicants, who said they had been accepted into next year's class, due to a "technical error".
The law school "quickly sent out a clarifying email explaining the error," officials said, adding that "individual outreach" is underway for applicants with concerns.
The school said admissions decisions will not be finalized until later in the school year.
The erroneous email was also sent to nearly 4,000 applicants who applied a year ago.
"While many of these applicants have already enrolled at Northeastern or another law school, they also received the clarification email," the school said in a statement.
"The School of Law deeply regrets this unintentional error and is taking steps to ensure this does not happen in the future," the school said.
Lakisha Papoutsakis, a single mother of four from Northborough, Massachusetts, was one of the applicants affected by the glitch.
She said she had been rejected from school twice in the past two years. She had decided to reapply and was over the moon when she received the erroneous acceptance email.
"It was like riding a roller coaster, that's what it felt like," she told NBC Boston. "I got this email last night and I'm super excited. 'Oh dear God! I came in!'"
But six hours later, she received 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 joke,'" she said.
"How do you make such a big mistake and then do nothing to correct it?" asked Papoutsakis. "You don't do anything but 'Oh, I'm sorry.'"
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