« on: December 10, 2007, 09:47:00 PM »
there is a very good chance he won't get accepted at a few places he otherwise would have.
(Sorry, but a, um, good friend with a much spookier criminal record had no big problems with admissions.)
I'm not sure what you want me to cite. Do I know of people who had alcohol offenses that had some weird dings during the application process? Yep. Have I heard (and read here) of others suffering the same? Yep. Do I know of people having to go through a hearing after graduating and taking the Bar b/c of alcohol offenses? Yep.
So, as I said before, it will not prevent him from getting into law school. But with how competitive law school admissions are these days, if you think it will have no impact on his application, you're wrong.
Think of if this way: a school has 100 applications with very similar numbers. They are going to accept 25 of those. They look to eliminate applications first. Having three alcohol offenses, at least one of which is serious, is certainly not going to look good.