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Postby flv » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:39 am

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flv
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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby flv » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:10 am

please guys, I'm kind of freaking out

bp shinners
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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby bp shinners » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:06 pm

First, stop freaking out.

Second, it seems like a relatively minor issue, as you went on to pass the class with a B (showing the professor obviously didn't think it was a big enough deal to kick you out), and you were allowed to join a disciplinary board.

It certainly calls for an explanatory essay, but if you do that right, I doubt you'll be an auto-ding at all of the T14.

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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby crit_racer » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:15 pm

It is really hard to predict how adcomms will react to issues like this. Just explain everything very matter-of-factly, including as many flattering details as possible while not being obvious about it. Include that you completed the class, earned a B, and have since gone on to be nominated to a position of disciplinary authority at your school.

Take responsibility for your actions, but don't admit to cheating (or at least don't use that word). Word choice is important.

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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:39 pm

No, you are not "sunk" for the Top 14. Significant time has passed & your indiscetion was minor. But you still need an actual LSAT score.

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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby futurelawstudent1 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:56 am

Are you sure the violation will be reported? Is it on your transcript? If not, call your school and ask whether the violation is still on your disciplinary record (some schools will clear minor charges after a year or two of good standing). If it isn't on your disciplinary record, you might not have to report it to law schools.

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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby flv » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:04 am

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Re: another academic discipline question...

Postby jdMission » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:10 am

Your question illustrates exactly why law school applications have an addendum. If you have a perceived weakness in your candidacy that you feel you should explain, you should do so in an addendum to your law school application. A few things to keep in mind when explaining any weakness: be detailed, be honest (without appearing terribly troubled) and be brief. An addendum will often mean that the admissions committee will closely review your file and may take longer to complete its evaluation of your application.

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