College misconduct

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lawmonten
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College misconduct

Postby lawmonten » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:22 am

Thanks for the advice people. Appreciate the feedback.
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$1.99
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Re: College misconduct

Postby $1.99 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:33 am

be honest always and that means going back to fix previous mistakes.

shock259
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Re: College misconduct

Postby shock259 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:38 am

What did you do..?

We can give you an idea of whether or not will affect your admissions based on what happened, but you are going to have to disclose it regardless and write an addendum about it. If you got super smashed and did something stupid, you'll be fine. If you operated a cheating scheme among your class, prob will hurt you.

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Re: College misconduct

Postby PDaddy » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:51 am

You should have disclosed it whether or not it had been removed from the record. Had you gone to the dean's office before submitting your grad school apps, you could have known about the record earlier. As for the law schools, there's no question that, as it stands, you are going to have to disclose this and your failure to disclose the charges to the other grad schools. They may appreciate your honesty or they may ding you. It all depends.

Except for a few exceptions (ex. Harvard and expunged charges) YOU MUST DISCLOSE ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES TO THE LAW SCHOOLS REGARDLESS OF DISPOSITION. Your failure to disclose to the graduate schools that you were charged may, in some cases, be viewed as an act of perjury that could keep law schools from even admitting you, but it doesn't mean you won't eventually get into law school.

Don't make the problem worse by trying to cover it up. All may not be lost, but it is going to take some effort convincing the law schools that you are trustworthy.




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