Thank you to (almost) all that have replied. The more I have thought about it, I believe that honesty is the best policy. I have decided to try and ignore some of the competitive pressures of law school applications. I am confident that I will get a law degree even if it does not come with institutional prestige. Besides, I am pursuing a law degree for a few different reasons, one of which is to try and insure that wrongs are righted. Therefore, I believe that lying on an admissions application would become a serious regret. Moreover, I am pretty confident that this is an all too common circumstance for applicants (a blemish somewhere in the academic record). In closing, I have not felt the need to lie about my past until this point; thus, I am led to believe that this is merely a lapse of judgement due to stress. Again, thanks for the input.