« on: February 23, 2007, 09:32:33 PM »
If your file has not been reviewed yet, then simply ask them to replace your resume. Fix the mistake before it becomes a problem.
If you have been reviewed and accepted, I think you are unfortunately in a position where you need to withdraw. However, I might contact the schools say, "I admit that I inappropriately expanded upon my resume in a dishonest way and feel that I need to withdraw in order to enter school on my own merits and with a clear conscience."
I dunno, dude, but what a sh*tty situation. You clearly feel terrible about it, which I think is the most important part. And just so you know, I messed up something on my application, but came clean about it the instant I realized my mistake, and every school was extremely forgiving. Remember, the most important part of C&F is showing that you haven't lied or tried to deliberately cover up any aspect of your professional or academic life. Many lawyers are rejected because they lied about an aspect they were nervous about, but that would have easily not been a big deal if they hadn't lied.
I had a discrepancy on my resume, and today sent an addendum to all remaining schools, and explained that it was an honest mistake, and that I wrote the addendu in the spirit of full disclosure.
Who knows? Some schools may say that it's sketchy and deny, but others may be forgiving and understand that it was an honest mistake, which it was... At least I never have to worry about inconsistencies when I take the bar exam in 3 1/2 years.