Character and Fitness Mistake

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nicole88
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Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby nicole88 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:43 pm

I made a mistake on an application, it was the kind of issue that some schools ask you to disclose and others don't. I did not disclose and later realized it was necessary. I sent a long email explaining the circumstances and the details of the crime and made it clear I was not trying to intentionally hide something that was required. The school has already accepted me and offered me a scholarship, do you think they will rescind either one?

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby hokie » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:46 pm

it is difficult to say but I would think that as long as it is not anything major (i.e. you forgot to tell them about an armed robbery charge) then I think you should be ok. Of course I am a 0L with no experience in these matters but I hope my words of assurance are of some consolation!

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby nicole88 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:48 pm

Thanks. Any other opinions/advice are greatly appreciated!

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby Army2Law » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:48 pm

Just request to amend your application. They probably won't care if it's something minor and C&F won't care as long as you amend your application before you apply for the bar.

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby nicole88 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:52 pm

Anyone think they will rescind admission?

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby ebo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:07 pm

I was in the exact same situation. It was an honest mistake, I sent in an addendum after receiving acceptance and scholarship, and got an email back several days later saying the addendum had been added to my file.

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby Army2Law » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:19 pm

nicole88 wrote:Anyone think they will rescind admission?

Not unless you killed some hookers.
(inb4 OP killed some hookers)

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby nicole88 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Army2Law wrote:
nicole88 wrote:Anyone think they will rescind admission?

Not unless you killed some hookers.
(inb4 OP killed some hookers)


Haha I did not kill any hookers, or anyone for that matter.

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Re: Character and Fitness Mistake

Postby ebo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:26 pm

You should be fine, just notify all the schools as soon as possible if you haven't already.




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