« on: June 27, 2009, 06:19:37 PM »
It'd probably be easier if you could delay 2 years so that your 3 year old is 5 and in school all day long - it'd free up both class and study time.
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In 2005 I had a larceny misdemeanor. Since then, it has been expunged from my record. I was advised by my attorney to never list that I had ever been charged with a crime because it would never show up. I have been accepted to law school and will be starting in the fall. At an open house the dean said that if anyone had been charged with anything, expunged or not, that they needed to let him know. He said that it would show up when time to take the bar and that if it wasn't on record with the law school then it was a problem. I guess I have 3 questions. 1 - Should I report it to the dean even though it has been expunged? 2 - can they take back my acceptance to the school? and 3 - will this cause me problems with being able to take the bar or practice law? Thanks guys!
1. Yes, you always report. If in doubt, report or ask. The dean told you explicitly to report whether expunged or not.
2. I doubt they would rescind the acceptance, but you should report it ASAP so as not to look like you were purposely lying.
3. If it's a misdemeanor in the past and you haven't been in any trouble since then, you'll probably be OK with the bar. Check on the website of the state in which you'd like to practice. They should have information there regarding eligibility for the bar.