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Ineedhelpplease
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Application question

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:03 pm

I'm applying to cuny law school.. I got arrested 2 years ago and I got an acd... I don't wan to report that? Any suggestions

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Application question

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:06 pm

If their questions on the app ask you to disclose that, then you need to disclose it.

Ineedhelpplease
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Re: Application question

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:48 pm

im getting more worried about this so I guess Ill share alittle more. I was arrested for graffitti and I was a police cadet at the time. I took an acd and was told Id be taken back after the 6 months expired. I resigned because I needed a job and got one with The Brooklyn District attorneys office. I called the NYPD and they say that under my status it comes up that I resigned while I was suspended. Im really worried now

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Re: Application question

Postby jlas000 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:03 pm

You need to report it, it is not optional.
You will have to do the same thing when you apply for the bar.

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Re: Application question

Postby reverendt » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:21 pm

REPORT!!!!

I just went through all of this as a 3L. The stress took a year off my life!

REPORT!!!!
Or it WILL come back to haunt you. And by that I mean it has the potential to jeopardize your admission to the bar. Not the offense itself, but the lack of reporting it on your LS application.
You don't want to go through 3 years of school only to find out you can't become a lawyer because you didn't disclose something this stupid.
REPORT IT!!!!

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Re: Application question

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:12 am

For the explanations should I do them on one page or should I do different attachments for every question. I ask because there are a couple of questions on each application that ask for explanations. Thanks

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Re: Application question

Postby reverendt » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:51 pm

I think I combined multiple explanations on a single page. I had something like:

QUESTION 13:
I was suspended from undergrad because.......

QUESTION 16:
In the past 5 years I received the following traffic tickets....

Of course, GPA/LSAT addendums and your PS should all go on their own pages.




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