When I was 19 I joined the Air Force, and after being in for about 2 weeks decided that the physical and emotional stress of being in the service was too much for me. I sought a way to get out and tried numerous ways (claiming numbers, almost attempted suicide, etc.). Well, the way I finally got out was that I stupidly lied and told them I did drugs one time before entering the service. This got me discharged from the service via. entry-level separation (NOT dishonorable). The problem I'm worried about is that most law schools ask on their apps if you've ever been in the military and if so were you discharged under other than honorable conditions. Obviously I have to answer yes to both these questions and submit a written statement explaining the circumstances. My question is, should I even bother applying to any of the top 35 law schools even if I score high on the LSAT, which I expect to from practice tests I've taken? Am I correct in assuming that they're going to look at that part of the app and toss me aside right away because of this? It was a stupid thing I did when I was a teenager and I'd hate to have a possible future as a lawyer destroyed by past stupidity. I've matured significantly since then and am able to take a lot more stress than I could then, but I just get the feeling that this is going to be a major black mark on my record.