Law School Discussion

Character fitness


Character fitness
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:24:28 PM »
Does anyone have any documented examples of people graduating from law school and then being denied an opportunity to sit for the bar because they didn't meet the character fitness requirements? You hear about the importance of it all the time but I've never actually heard of an actual denial (then again, it's very likely someone would not advertise that sort of experience). I'm not challenging the seriousness of the issue, rather I am more looking for how rigid the standard is. It seems the only way to do that is by examining real-life occurrences.


Re: Character fitness
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 07:23:39 PM »
You can check the handbook for the bar you're particularly interested in. It may have examples. You can also try searching Lexis/Westlaw.

Re: Character fitness
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 07:44:10 PM »
very few states realease that kind of data (at least in terms of open online posting)

ohio does...check it out