Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

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whymeohgodno
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Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:47 pm

Like if you were ever suspended or given detention etc...?

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby Sentry » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:02 pm

I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:03 pm

Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


:lol:

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:07 pm

Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


Does that mean I have to disclose that time I kicked a boy in the balls for putting ice down my back at someone's 5th birthday party?

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:08 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


Does that mean I have to disclose that time I kicked a boy in the balls for putting ice down my back at someone's 5th birthday party?


:shock:. I don't know if we can be in the same study group in law school anymore.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:10 pm

Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


No but really?

I once got detention for 40 days consecutively, so I would rather not disclose this if I have to.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:10 pm

Knockglock wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


Does that mean I have to disclose that time I kicked a boy in the balls for putting ice down my back at someone's 5th birthday party?


:shock:. I don't know if we can be in the same study group in law school anymore.


I was 5. My male cousins and I used to wrestle at that age and it was my go-to strategy when they got me pinned. I didn't know what I was doing! I didn't understand why it was yet that afterward they would writhe on the ground in pain, crying for their mommies...
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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby johnnyutah » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:11 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


No but really?

I once got detention for 40 days consecutively, so I would rather not disclose this if I have to.

40 detentions? Well, it will definitely be an issue for the character & fitness portion of the Bar. I think their limit is 25.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby Helicio » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:50 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


No but really?

I once got detention for 40 days consecutively, so I would rather not disclose this if I have to.


No, high school doesn't matter. At all. Unless you murdered your prom date or something.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby Hannibal » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:52 pm

Helicio wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


No but really?

I once got detention for 40 days consecutively, so I would rather not disclose this if I have to.


No, high school doesn't matter. At all. Unless you murdered your prom date or something.


What if they couldn't prove it? I was never even arrested.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby Helicio » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:00 pm

Hannibal wrote:
Helicio wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Sentry wrote:I don't know. I disclosed the time I had to stay in for recess in 1st grade just to be safe though.


No but really?

I once got detention for 40 days consecutively, so I would rather not disclose this if I have to.


No, high school doesn't matter. At all. Unless you murdered your prom date or something.


What if they couldn't prove it? I was never even arrested.


Don't know how to reply to this. So I will say this:

BOOM.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby mountaintime » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:26 pm

It varies by school; read your applications carefully. One of the schools I applied to last cycle asked about suspensions and discipline from ANY school. The other schools I applied to asked only about discipline at the college level.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:43 am

mountaintime wrote:It varies by school; read your applications carefully. One of the schools I applied to last cycle asked about suspensions and discipline from ANY school. The other schools I applied to asked only about discipline at the college level.


Any school? :( I can't imagine that 40 detentions would look good...

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby manbearwig » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:46 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
mountaintime wrote:It varies by school; read your applications carefully. One of the schools I applied to last cycle asked about suspensions and discipline from ANY school. The other schools I applied to asked only about discipline at the college level.


Any school? :( I can't imagine that 40 detentions would look good...


Well, what are you going to do? I doubt they'll focus on it at all, especially if your college record is clean. Or you were getting detentions for like stabbing people with exacto knives in tech ed class.

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby legalease9 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:29 am

Most every app I saw (and I applied to a lot of schools) asked for lifetime record of criminal offenses, but only collegiate record of academic and disciplinary offences. So if the cops were involved, disclose. If they were not, no reason to disclose high school stuff (UNLESS the particular app demands it).

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Re: Do Law Schools Ask for High School Stuff?

Postby capitalacq » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:08 am

you must have been one bad-ass mofo

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