Criminal Record/Splitter/Chances

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Criminal Record/Splitter/Chances

Postby lawschoolhopeful89 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:52 am

So here's what's going on:

I took the LSAT in Feb. and scored a 172. I have an undergrad GPA of 3.6; however, after you factor in the gpa from the previous school I attended, I have a 3.06.

To make matters worse, I have a record:

3 underage drinking arrests (internal possesion)

An arrest for paraphernalia possession. ( I was driving in a car with a friend who was pulled over, the car searched, and a bowl was found in the backseat closest to me. Her dad was the football coach, and I couldn't afford a lawyer, and I didn't want to risk losing my financial aid for the negligible amount of marijuana they found along with the pipe.)

And then, last year I was arrested for indecent exposure, which is to say I was taking a leak in an allyway.

Not to mitigate any of the offenses here, but I have since done quite a bit of work in counseling and AA and have been sober since the last arrest.

So, 1) Does anybody know if this record would preclude me from being able to sit for the bar in most states? And, 2) As a splitter, with this record, would I have any chance ED at UVa ( or is this a ridiculous thought)?

All advice is sincerely appreciated.

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Re: Criminal Record/Splitter/Chances

Postby Nova » Fri May 11, 2012 2:40 am

none of those are serious alone, but together, yikes!! it appears to be a trend. Of course, it seems more like immaturity than immorality.

Anecdotally, someone i know very well is a similar splitter (lower LSAT) who has a drinking ticket and two pot tickets. Luckily, they were able to grow the fuck up and put some distance (time) between myself and the transgressions. Now they're omw to a T20 with $$, so dont lose hope. As a 3.0 /172, you are already a borderline candidate at UVA. Those convictions will hurt. Taking a year off and being a productive member of society (work FT/stay out of trouble) would really help.

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