I've read a lot of stories about character and fitness for both law school applications and for the bar and had a few questions about my own situation.
I don't have any serious offenses (suspension, expulsion, removal, hearing, arrests) but have a couple of minor things on my school record and wanted to know the best way of disclosing such information.
1. Residence Hall Writeups
-I have a couple of Writeups from RAs about noise complaints, alcohol, parties but majority of them were informal verbal warnings by either RAs or university police to break up the parties. Since this did not result in a formal disciplinary action (letter of warning, suspension, hearing, etc) is it safe to say that I should not disclose these warnings? (too many to count from memory anyway).
-I only have two formal letter warnings on my record. One was for being in an area where people were smoking marijuana. I met with the residence hall advisor, explained my situation and she found me "not responsible". The second was for having a friend stay with me over inter-semester session which violated the housing policy. I was found "responsible", but this did not lead to any disciplinary action.
-I am guessing that I should disclose the two letter of warnings with the corresponding decisions, but what about the other ~10 informal warnings?
2. Letter from Dean of Students
-I was involved with a student incident while in undergrad where students were trying to accuse me of sending threatening messages to another student. I was sent a letter from the Office of Judicial Affairs asking me to speak to one of the administrators. After speaking with him, he understood that it was just exaggerations and nothing further was filed and I received no letter of warning or disciplinary action.
-Would I have to disclose this even when the letter I received was more of an invitation to speak to an administrator rather than a formal letter of disciplinary action or warning?
I appreciate the help.