Criminal History and HLS

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Rock1234
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Criminal History and HLS

Postby Rock1234 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:36 pm

To anyone here who has applied to HLS or seen its most recent application form (which, unfortunately, is not available any longer on LSAC.org):

On the criminal history disclosure question, does Harvard ask only that applicants list convictions, arrests, and pending charges? Or does HLS go further and inquire into any diversion programs and citations that an applicant has received?

Thanks.

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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby almightypush » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:43 pm

Rock1234 wrote:To anyone here who has applied to HLS or seen its most recent application form (which, unfortunately, is not available any longer on LSAC.org):

On the criminal history disclosure question, does Harvard ask only that applicants list convictions, arrests, and pending charges? Or does HLS go further and inquire into any diversion programs and citations that an applicant has received?

Thanks.


Per their Fall 2011 app:

Character & Fitness

4) Have you been convicted of a felony?*
5) Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor (excluding speeding tickets)?*
6) Are any charges pending which, if you were to be convicted, would require your answer to either of the two previous questions to be "yes"?

* Please note that although a conviction may have been expunged from the records by an order of the court, it nevertheless should be disclosed in the answer to this question.

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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby Rock1234 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:05 pm

Thanks a bunch- that puts my mind at ease.

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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby flcath » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:07 pm

Delinquent.

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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby Rock1234 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:28 pm

flcath wrote:Delinquent.


You have no idea.

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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:33 pm

Moot
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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby flcath » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:If it doesn't ask for charges/citations that were dismissed. Will C&F consider it an omission on the LS app, considering C&F asks for citations, speeding tickets and charges (even if dismissed, not expunged, but outright dismissal)?

No.

You are not expected to submit unsolicited damaging information about yourself.

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Re: Criminal History and HLS

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:44 pm

flcath wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:If it doesn't ask for charges/citations that were dismissed. Will C&F consider it an omission on the LS app, considering C&F asks for citations, speeding tickets and charges (even if dismissed, not expunged, but outright dismissal)?

No.

You are not expected to submit unsolicited damaging information about yourself.


Thanks




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