RCRARollin wrote:To answer your question, this should not affect your chances of being admitted to law school to any large extent. What I would worry about would be gaining admission to your state bar after you graduate. Many are very stern with substance abuse and honesty. Thus, you definitely should let the schools you are applying to know about the DUIs (so it will be in your file that the bar looks at to see you didnt lie). Secondly, contact your state bar and ask them if this will be an issue.
Many of these posters are over-dramatising the situation in regards to your future as an attorney. Get your drinking sorted out and good luck pursuing your legal career.
lulz. You're saying adcomm is going to look at this guy and say, "well, he wasn't able to figure out that committing a felony is a TERRIBLE idea the first time - maybe this second time will have learned him real good." Never mind the fact that he's either completely immature or completely callous for doing this kind of stuff in the first place. Why would they take him over hundreds of other qualified candidates? As an adcomm I'd send him to Ave Maria. Maybe he can find Jesus there, and Jesus can help him sort out his life.
Not that it excuses the conduct, but garden-variety DUI/DWI/DUID (ie. no kid in the vehicle, no injury to another via accident) is not always a felony. Hell, in Texas, you get two practice attempts at the misdemeanor level before you graduate to the felony rodeo. And that presumes that you did not get one of the first two reduced to something less innocuous such as obstructing a roadway or reckless conduct (or in the case of one client that I worked with recently, a B-misd DWI that was actually pled UP to an A-misd Deadly Conduct since they could get a deferred on that offense and not the DWI).
That being said, I have seen more than one instance where the issues were not getting into LS but rather getting past the extra hurdles put out by the Bar. Two DWI arrests in a short period of time at what is likely a young age (ie. under 30) does not set a good trend going forward.