Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:48 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"Some sort of school" & "experience" generate speculation. Was it a terrorist camp in Afghanistan ? Or a school experience in lieu of punishment for some type of infraction or offense ?


It was a normal school I attended overseas.....no punishment or other abnormal matters

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:50 pm

"Normal" schools in Afghanistan may be viewed differently here. Consider contacting an attorney that handles bar disciplinary matters before responding to the law school.
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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:51 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"Normal" schools in Afghanistan may be viewed differently here.



LMAO

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby joebloe » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:51 pm

perse2011 wrote:
joebloe wrote:The NCBE's Bar Examiner publication runs a column called "Litigation Update" periodically that discusses bar applications that have gone on to be litigated, including a number that were denied because of C&F issues. You can see many of them on the NCBE's website, but it's not easy to navigate to it, so here's a search page that should get all of them: http://www.google.com/#q=site:ncbex.org+%22litigation+update%22&fp=1&cad=b


Thanks for the article. It would be an issue even some information was omitted in the initial law school application but completed by an addendum?


I really can't answer that- I just don't know enough, even after reading those articles. Those are just the cases that had already made it through any internal appeals process, that were appealed to the cournts, that the courts heard, and that actually went to trial. There are probably more with unpublished decisions, and I'm sure the various state bars hand out many times that number of denials that go uncontested.

If you've gotten caught omitting something, even if it was unintentional, your interests might be best served by consulting with a lawyer who specializes in these matters.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby emmbar53 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:52 pm

perse2011 wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:"Some sort of school" & "experience" generate speculation. Was it a terrorist camp in Afghanistan ? Or a school experience in lieu of punishment for some type of infraction or offense ?


It was a normal school I attended overseas.....no punishment or other abnormal matters


If there were no punishments or other abnormal matters, then why did you not disclose the school?

(note: I am assuming you did this intentionally, or else you simply would have told us that you didn't do so intentionally)

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:53 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"Normal" schools in Afghanistan may be viewed differently here. Consider contacting an attorney that handles bar disciplinary matters before responding to the law school.


Hahaha, no. I don't think they will ask for "further comment" if they think there is an angry Afghanistan people behind the application. Isn't that idea too brave for law school professors?

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:55 pm

emmbar53 wrote:
perse2011 wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:"Some sort of school" & "experience" generate speculation. Was it a terrorist camp in Afghanistan ? Or a school experience in lieu of punishment for some type of infraction or offense ?


It was a normal school I attended overseas.....no punishment or other abnormal matters


If there were no punishments or other abnormal matters, then why did you not disclose the school?

(note: I am assuming you did this intentionally, or else you simply would have told us that you didn't do so intentionally)


Cause I thought it was an overseas kind and not a must kind to disclose.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby emmbar53 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:59 pm

Then just explain to them it was a misunderstanding on your part, take complete blame, and see what happens.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:16 pm

I've been reading through all those litigation updates, there seems to be a definite trend in the law schools of the individuals in question...

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:00 pm

Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:01 pm

perse2011 wrote:Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?


Probably just a fine.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:03 pm

JenDarby wrote:
perse2011 wrote:Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?


Probably just a fine.


You mean fine by the law school? I don't know whether it is wise or not to withdraw at the point

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:06 pm

JenDarby wrote:
perse2011 wrote:Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?


Probably just a fine.



You honestly believe the school will make him pay money?

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:09 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
perse2011 wrote:Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?


Probably just a fine.



You honestly believe the school will make him pay money?


Absolutely not. I was seeing if subtle (yet still pretty apparent) sarcasm would slip through unnoticed.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:13 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
perse2011 wrote:Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?


Probably just a fine.



You honestly believe the school will make him pay money?


Absolutely not. I was seeing if subtle (yet still pretty apparent) sarcasm would slip through unnoticed.


I originally wrote LOL before my question, but I didn't want to be mean in case you were being serious.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:14 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
perse2011 wrote:Forget the bar exam issue, if after adding information they are still not satisfied, what would be the worst consequence besides rejection?


Probably just a fine.



You honestly believe the school will make him pay money?


Absolutely not. I was seeing if subtle (yet still pretty apparent) sarcasm would slip through unnoticed.


I see. Actually I'm a girl & not les but I can't help saying that your avatar is sexy and pretty in a not subtle way.

Just wonder after the disclose addendum why can't they simply say we don't believe you and here is the rejection bye bye. Now I have difficulty in writing "further comment" about how stupid or evil I am

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:17 pm

perse2011 wrote:I see. Actually I'm a girl & not les but I can't help to say that your avatar is sexy and pretty in a not subtle way.

Just wonder after the disclose addendum why can't they simply say we don't believe you and here is the rejection bye bye. Now I have difficulty in writing "further comment" about how stupid or evil I am


In all honesty, you are going to be FINE in every way. If it really is just a simple "I didn't include this school because I didn't think I had to" mistake, and you weren't say suspended from the school, then it may not even result in a rejection.

Worse case scenario, you get rejected from the school. The end. Make sure you disclose going forward.

Because you supplemented the application with the additional information BEFORE being accepted, I highly doubt this is going to come back and haunt you when you take the bar either.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby icouldbuyu » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:22 pm

You're prolly ok
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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby perse2011 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:23 pm

JenDarby wrote:
perse2011 wrote:I see. Actually I'm a girl & not les but I can't help to say that your avatar is sexy and pretty in a not subtle way.

Just wonder after the disclose addendum why can't they simply say we don't believe you and here is the rejection bye bye. Now I have difficulty in writing "further comment" about how stupid or evil I am


In all honesty, you are going to be FINE in every way. If it really is just a simple "I didn't include this school because I didn't think I had to" mistake, and you weren't say suspended from the school, then it may not even result in a rejection.

Worse case scenario, you get rejected from the school. The end. Make sure you disclose going forward.

Because you supplemented the application with the additional information BEFORE being accepted, I highly doubt this is going to come back and haunt you when you take the bar either.


Make sense. I guess it was just their words "the committee consider it a serious matter"after the addendum that made me worry. Thx.

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby crepesme » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:34 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"Normal" schools in Afghanistan may be viewed differently here. Consider contacting an attorney that handles bar disciplinary matters before responding to the law school.



LOL

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Re: Possible consequences of a failure to disclose?

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:25 pm

I think it's amazing when people are overly cryptic with their problems and expect detailed advice into their personal situations. It might be in your best interests to either speak in terms which would allow the forum users to give you insight into your unique situation or send a PM to someone.




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