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Disclosure of Record
« on: January 05, 2005, 06:22:23 PM »
Hello,  Could somebody please read my disclosure below and comment on it.  Will this disclosure have an adverse effect on my chances of admittance?  If so, how bad will it be?  I'm thinking about making my PS focus on how much I've matured over the past six years and learned from my mistakes.  Is that too obvious?  Any serious advice would be greatly appreciated.  In case you're interested I have a 2.98GPA and a 160LSAT. 
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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2005, 06:37:52 PM »
way too much information.  Should be three short bullets.

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2005, 06:39:22 PM »
Shrooms are the *&^%!

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2005, 06:50:08 PM »
way too much information.  Should be three short bullets.

Yes, but if I don't include all of the details that I know about, couldn't they possibly say later that I didn't disclose details and therefore am disqualified from the bar because I do not meet the ethical character and fitness requirements?  That is, I knew more details about the reported incidents and witheld that information? 

I guess it depends on the specific wording of the particular app.  Let's say for argument sake that the application asks "Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a crime or a juvenile offense, or are criminal charges pending?"  Obviously if the question doesn't specifically ask if I was charged, I wouldn't disclose any of the details about the dismissed Felony charge.

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2005, 06:55:38 PM »
My advice (also what i did)- contact the court this happened in and request a copy of all charges. They will send you an official copy.  Photocopy that and attach it.  Law schools will ask you for this anyway and it clears up any ambiguity.

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2005, 06:59:24 PM »
My advice (also what i did)- contact the court this happened in and request a copy of all charges. They will send you an official copy.  Photocopy that and attach it.  Law schools will ask you for this anyway and it clears up any ambiguity.

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Phanatic, what are you in for?

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2005, 07:04:07 PM »
ha, not in for anything but i did some dumb *&^% when i was in high school.

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2005, 07:05:29 PM »
ha, not in for anything but i did some dumb sh*t when i was in high school.

But have you ever killed a man?

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2005, 07:06:27 PM »
no, but if i had i would do what i advised above.

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Re: Disclosure of Criminal Record
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2005, 07:08:07 PM »
no, but if i had i would do what i advised above.

Even if the victim had been a law school admissions officer?