Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

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Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:00 pm

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby Slimpee » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:03 pm

Click yes. Explain any moving violations.

I haven't seen one school ask for parking tickets so I wouldn't worry about those but disclose ANY moving violation or other law-breaking.

It may be overkill but i disclosed a warning for vandalism when I was 10. I don't know if it went of my record or not but i figure it's not worth the risk by not disclosing...

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby lawduder » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:05 pm

I've gotten a ticket for running a red light before and I clicked "No"

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:09 pm

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby bostonian » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:16 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:They don't specify whether or not they want minor traffic offenses. I have one speeding ticket from 6 or 7 years ago for 14 over on an interstate (passing a semi on a windy night and I didn't want to risk taking my sweet time).

Minor traffic violations are a crime, but they aren't criminal, correct?
Should I check yes or no?


Check the laws for the state in which the incident occurred. It's a crime if the state considers it a crime.

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby j.wellington » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:06 pm

I've got a barely related question that I figure I'll ask here rather than posting another C&F thread:

I heard from a highly unauthoritative source that some schools will notify if you disclose something that they think is minor and shouldn't keep you out of law school but that nonetheless might raise eyebrows at the bar. Does anyone know of particular schools that do this? Seems like a good policy.

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby j.wellington » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:15 pm

How so? They're basically giving you fair warning that something might be an issue down the line and you might want to consider that.

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Postby Yimbeezy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:25 pm

j.wellington wrote:How so? They're basically giving you fair warning that something might be an issue down the line and you might want to consider that.


Perhaps because they shouldn't entice you to come to school if you won't be able to practice?

But I think it's a good policy - with the info you can ask the bar in the jurisdiction in which you want to practice about how the disclosed infraction would affect admittance.

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Re: Notre Dame "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

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