The name of the school dosn't mean jack for the bar, you either meet the standard of you don't. Its not applying for a firm, its the bar. If one one JD works they all work, if one dosnt then none do, period.
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I'm an attorney in Illinois and I can tell you that fraud will probably result in the bar turning you down in Illinois. If it's more than 10 years old, then you have a chance. If not, you'll have to beg and plead for the bar to even think about accepting you.
DC seems rather notorious for being lenient with C&F in bar admissions. The school assembly on the bar exam mentioned that DC has let in convicted murderers before. It's all about disclosure and showing reform. That said, the OP really should be talking with the state bar in the state he is thinking about practicing before applying to law school.
I don't mean to hijack the thread here but I have a similar question...I am thinking about applying for law school next year and I too got into some trouble when I was 17, hanging out with the wrong crowd of kids, etc. Got arrested for theft/psp second degree/false statement, just did some community service and had a deferred judgement. I am 25 now and obviously grown up since then however it seems these things will need to be disclosed at some point. Not sure how my history compares to fraud, and by the time I finish law school it will probably be 11 or 12 years in the past - should I be worried about this?