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danields
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Dismissed Charge

Postby danields » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:50 pm

NYU asks: "Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been charged with or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense..."

If charges were dismissed should the answer still be yes?

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cortnf
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Re: Dismissed Charge

Postby cortnf » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:13 pm

"charged with", so yes. just write that the charges were dismissed and you have no problems. err on the side of full disclosure

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Re: Dismissed Charge

Postby boyxxx666 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:04 pm

:mrgreen: Wow so many youngsters panicking about ex charges wow.... If you killed the entire Obama family with a butterknife and no butter you could go pro se. In doing so all and any legal documents on law or procedure would be provided for you, in essence one has the here it comes...Constitutionally protected right to "study" the law perhaps one may not be permitted to take the bar but getting into law school is no problem as long as you have a gpa and lsat score that are more than adequate and you are truthful. You must "claim" your right to study the law as per deans of law schools know these things but do not like to be challenged with this, it aides one to have a prominent attorney that is an alum there present the facts for you.
Even without being allowed to take the bar a master of laws or JD degree from a t14 law school can still bag you a great job as a part of a legal team. You just will not be able to speak out in court.... I always feel sorry for scared kids...These rights stem from the ideology that before Gideon existed in that "a common man can adequately prepare for his OWN defense" after Gideon one can still represent themselves so the idea of the right to study the law was born out of this....
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northwood
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Re: Dismissed Charge

Postby northwood » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:07 pm

if the questions asks have you even been charged with, and you have, regardless of the outcome you should disclose.

Write an addendum which explains the situtation and attach it.

danields
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Re: Dismissed Charge

Postby danields » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:33 am

Hey, thanks for the advise... although I don't really understand what boyxxx666 is saying. After doing some research on my own I thought it might be a good idea to share this with the TLS community:

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2009/12/10/bad-idea-jeans-setting-your-pants-on-fire.aspx

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Re: Dismissed Charge

Postby JazzOne » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:36 am

boyxxx666 wrote::mrgreen: Wow so many youngsters panicking about ex charges wow.... If you killed the entire Obama family with a butterknife and no butter you could go pro se. In doing so all and any legal documents on law or procedure would be provided for you, in essence one has the here it comes...Constitutionally protected right to "study" the law perhaps one may not be permitted to take the bar but getting into law school is no problem as long as you have a gpa and lsat score that are more than adequate and you are truthful. You must "claim" your right to study the law as per deans of law schools know these things but do not like to be challenged with this, it aides one to have a prominent attorney that is an alum there present the facts for you.
Even without being allowed to take the bar a master of laws or JD degree from a t14 law school can still bag you a great job as a part of a legal team. You just will not be able to speak out in court.... I always feel sorry for scared kids...These rights stem from the ideology that before Gideon existed in that "a common man can adequately prepare for his OWN defense" after Gideon one can still represent themselves so the idea of the right to study the law was born out of this....

lol




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