« on: April 22, 2016, 11:53:08 AM »
I'm very sorry to say that-- at least in the case of the University of Florida Levin College of Law-- passaroa25 is correct: UF won't even consider the application of a formerly academically disqualified applicant. This remains the case EVEN THOUGH the ABA has completely waived any required waiting period before reapplication and simply requires the would-be second round law student to make "an affirmative showing" that they possess the requisite intellectual and academic skills to complete law school and contribute to the diversity, prestige, and talent pool of the class. Seems incredibly narrow-minded to me, but here's the rule. We don't have to like or even respect it (I'm glad to hear that Michigan is more open-minded toward second chances): "INELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Applicants who have attended another law school and are ineligible to return as a continuing student or are not in good standing (including, but not limited to, having been academically dismissed), are not eligible to apply to the Levin College of Law."
Holy thread necromancy!
Well, since this was brought up, individual law schools can, of course, have admissions requirements that are more restrictive than the ABA minimum. So the lesson, as always, is check with the school you will be applying at. It shouldn't be hard.
Regarding UF, it makes more explicit what is implicit at some other schools (cf. FSU - "Applicants must be in good standing at all institutions attended to be eligible for consideration."). The reason why the Florida schools, as opposed to some other schools, might have a more ... selective approach here is because Florida has one of the most demanding character and fitness (if not the most) applications in the nation. Seriously. I've gotten my bar license in multiple jursidictions, and while some jurisdictions are a rubber stamp, Florida is more like a proctological exam.