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C&F Addendum Response Question

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:26 pm
by ColtsFan88
This is currently part of my C&F addendum.

"The second occurred ****** **, 2009. I downloaded a copy-righted movie from an online website while on the ******* University network. I received a written reprimand, met with a disciplinary advisor, and received a warning."

Should I include some part about what I learned about downloading illegally? Like how it is wrong and how I'll never do it again and all that jazz? I feel like what I have is sufficient, especially for something that I view as relatively minor but I wanted some other opinions.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Basically can I just state what happened in this situation or should I follow it up with something about what I took away from it?

Re: C&F Addendum Response Question

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:58 pm
by ColtsFan88
Lots of views but no replies. Hmmm.

Re: C&F Addendum Response Question

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:30 pm
by NiccoloA
I'm by no means an expert and have my own confusions with the process, but I did put something in about feeling remorseful.

Specifically here is how I ended it,

I am embarrassed and ashamed of these lapses in maturity, and I will no longer practice such irresponsible habits in the future.

I think that you'll be ok, because yours seems to be a one time incident. Mine is a pattern of bad driving and suspensions that resulted from them. Write something about your remorse and your promise to no longer download illegally.

I'm resolved to the fact that there's nothing I can do to help my case regarding my past. I've done these things, they look bad. All I can do is disclose; let God sort it out.

And just to further comfort you, for me, I feel like my mistakes are going to cost me another point on my LSAT. If I could have gotten into a school without my past with a 170, I'll need a 171 with them. I definitely don't feel like you're in the same boat.

Re: C&F Addendum Response Question

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:26 pm
by planeride
I think you should be less concerned about showing remorse, and more concerned about showing that it won't happen again/won't be a problem in law school.

Not exactly sure what the wording should be. But in my view, no need to say "I'm very very sorry for my mistake and I realize how stupid I was and it was wrong to break the law...". Maybe something like: "I acknowledged my error, accepted the disciplinary warning, and I no longer engage in illegal downloading."

But to echo the previous guy: I'm no expert.

Re: C&F Addendum Response Question

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:04 pm
by ColtsFan88
Good advice, thanks guys.