Do you really think you'll get a straight forward answer?
I ended up calling the assistant dean. He opened up my file, read pretty much every comment he made on my file to me and explained to me exactly why I hadn't gotten in originally. I went ahead and fixed the problem and was accepted two days later.
What the heck was the reason?
Just what I thought it was, my criminal record.
How did you "fix" that? Did you just speak to the dean about it?
1) Called the bar, ensured that I'd be able to pass C&F
2) Had a meeting with the assistant dean, explained everything