Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

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Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:57 am

Check out this post with an updated Application Requirements/Fee Waiver Spreadsheet: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=188687
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I thought I would compile the text of the Character & Fitness Questions so people can prepare for addenda for this cycle and future cycles in advance of looking at LSAC. I'll update as applications become available.

Character & Fitness Questions (updated 09/03/12 12:52 EST)
Yale:
Yale wrote:Forthcoming ???
Stanford:
Stanford wrote:1. Have you ever at any college or university been in other than good standing because of academic deficiencies, been censured for misconduct, or been the subject of disciplinary proceedings?
2. Have you ever been convicted of, or is any charge now pending against you for any crime other than a traffic violation?
3. Have you ever been subject to discipline by a professional organization?
4. Have you ever been enrolled in another law school?
Harvard:
Harvard wrote:Forthcoming 09/10/12
Columbia:
Columbia wrote:1. Have you ever been on academic probation or subjected to disciplinary action for scholastic or other reasons by any college, university, graduate school, or professional school you have attended? This should include matters that have been expunged. In addition to attaching a written explanation in the "Attachments" section of the application, kindly have the Dean or administrative officer in charge of student records forward a detailed explanation of the incident.
2. Are there any disciplinary charges pending or expected to be brought against you? In addition to attaching a written explanation in the "Attachments" section of the application, kindly have the Dean or administrative officer in charge of student records forward a detailed explanation of the incident.
3. Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, arrested, charged with, indicted, convicted or tried for, or pleaded guilty to, the commission of any felony or misdemeanor or the violation of any law, except minor parking violations, or been the subject of any juvenile delinquency or youthful offender proceeding? This should include matters that may have been expunged from the records or subject to a diversionary program. Please note that you should have available and be prepared to submit or exhibit copies of police and court records regarding any matter you disclose in reply to this question. If you answered "Yes," you must attach a detailed, complete, and truthful explanation, including a statement of the charge(s), the disposition thereof and the underlying facts. Please answer honestly, irrespective of any advice you may have received to the contrary.
4. Are there any criminal charges pending or expected to be brought against you?
5. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action by a professional organization?
6. Will you have been awarded your undergraduate degree prior to entering law school?
Chicago:
Chicago wrote:1. In connection with your enrollment at any college, university, or other institution of higher education, have you ever been found to be guilty, responsible or accountable for any misconduct, including but not limited to any matter for which you were suspended, dismissed, expelled, banned, restricted, placed on probation, or subject to any other sanction or penalty? If so, please provide all material facts and an explanation of the circumstances. NOTE: Misconduct includes but is not limited to academic and non-academic matters. You must also disclose disciplinary matters that are pending at the time of your application.
2. Have you ever been charged with or convicted of any crime or offense other than a minor traffic violation? This includes any charges, complaints or citations that were filed against you as a juvenile or as an adult, formal or informal, pending or closed, dismissed, expunged, sealed or subject to a diversionary program, and includes any charges, complaints or citations that you reasonably expect to be brought against you. If so, please provide all material facts and an explanation of the circumstances.
3. Have you been discharged or dismissed from the armed forces, other than by honorable discharge, or sentenced in a court-martial proceeding?
NYU:
NYU wrote:1. Has your undergraduate or graduate course of study been interrupted for one or more terms for any reason?
2. Have you ever enrolled in a JD, LLB, or other first law degree program?
3. Are you currently deferring enrollment at a law school that requires a commitment not to apply elsewhere?
4. Have you ever been placed on academic probation or been required to withdraw from any school for academic reasons?
5. Have you ever been subject to academic or any other disciplinary sanctions, or are charges pending at any academic institution? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed.
6. Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been charged with or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime), or are any such charges pending? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed.
7. If you have ever served on full-time military active duty, was your discharge under conditions other than honorable?
UC Berkeley:
UC Berkley wrote:1. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor or is any such charge now pending against you?
2. Have you ever been subjected to a dismissal, suspension, probation, or other disciplinary or academic sanction by any college, university, or professional school?
Penn:
Penn wrote:1. Has your academic experience ever been interrupted for one or more terms for any reason? (This does not include the time period between high school and college or between college and law school, etc.)
2. Have you ever been placed on academic or disciplinary probation, issued academic or disciplinary warnings, suspended, dropped, expelled, or been required to withdraw from any post-secondary education you have attended, or are any such proceedings now pending against you? (This should include matters that have been expunged.
3. Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been arrested, charged, cited, or convicted of a crime (including misdemeanors), or is any charge now pending against you? (This should include matters that have been expunged or subject to a diversionary program.)
4. Have you ever been or are you currently enrolled in another law school?
UVA:
UVA wrote:1. Have you ever been subject to verbal or written disciplinary action (e.g., informal or formal reprimand, suspension, dismissal,etc.) for scholastic or other reasons in any of the colleges, universities, graduate or professional schools you have attended, or byany employer?
2. Are there any disciplinary charges pending or expected to be brought against you?
3. Have you ever been arrested or convicted of any offense, excluding minor traffic or parking violations?
4. Are there any charges pending or expected to be brought against you?
5. If you answered "Yes" to question 2 in the EDUCATION section of the application, indicating prior law school attendance,provide the name of the law school(s) in the text box below, and attach an addendum providing the dates of attendance and thecircumstances of your termination of enrollment. You do not have to submit an addendum if you are currently attending law schoolin good standing and submitting this application seeking to transfer to UVA Law.
Michigan:
Michigan wrote:[1&2 are residency questions.]
3. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action for academic or other reasons in any of the colleges, universities, graduate, or professional schools you have attended, or are such charges pending or expected to be brought against you?
4. Have you ever been convicted of a crime (following a jury or bench trial, a guilty plea, or a nolo contendere plea) including misdemeanors and infractions, but excluding minor traffic violations, or are such criminal charges pending or expected to be brought against you?
Duke:
Duke wrote:1. Have you ever been dropped, suspended, warned, placed on academic or disciplinary probation, disciplined, expelled, requested or advised to resign from any post-secondary school, college, university, professional school, or law school? (If you answer "yes," you must submit the Academic Misconduct attachment. Include details, the current status of any disciplinary action or judicial sanctions, and the final resolution of the issues involved. You will also be required to have a dean, registrar, department supervisor, judicial officer, or academic officer with access to official records from your institution submit a letter directly to the Office of Admissions that provides complete information about the incident.)
2. Have you ever (i) been arrested, charged or cited for any crime or (ii) been convicted of any offense other than a minor traffic violation? (If you answer "yes," you must submit the Criminal Misconduct attachment. Include details, the current status of any action or judicial sanctions, and the final resolution of the issues involved.)
Northwestern:
Northwestern wrote:1. Have you ever been suspended, expelled, placed on probation, or otherwise disciplined by any college or university for academic or other reasons? (If yes, explain on a separate sheet or electronic attachment.)
2. Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, arrested, taken into custody, charged with, indicted, convicted or tried for, or pleaded guilty to, the commission of any felony or misdemeanor or the violation of any law, except minor parking or traffic violations, or been the subject of any juvenile delinquency or youthful offender proceeding? (If yes, explain on a separate sheet or electronic attachment.)
Please note that although a conviction may have been expunged from the records by an order of a court, it nevertheless should be disclosed in the answer to this question. Also, you should have available and be prepared to submit or exhibit copies of police and court records regarding any matter you disclose in reply to this question.

Each state has character and fitness and other qualifications for admission to the bar. Prior to matriculation, all applicants should consult the bar admission authorities in the state in which he or she intends to practice law to determine these requirements. Information about the requirements for admission to the bars of various states is available from the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, website http://www.abanet.org.
GULC:
GULC wrote:Forthcoming 09/15/12
Cornell:
Cornell wrote:1. Have you ever been the subject of disciplinary proceedings or been warned; placed on probation; dropped; expelled; or been asked or advised or permitted to withdraw; or been suspended for academic, nonacademic, or any other reasons by any of the colleges, universities, graduate schools, or professional schools you have attended, or are any such proceedings pending? (If yes, please submit an explanatory statement. Also, if yes, you are required to submit a completed Dean's Certification Form from the institution where the infraction occurred or is pending.)
2. Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, arrested, taken into custody, charged with, indicted, convicted or tried for, or pleaded guilty to the commission of any felony or misdemeanor or the violation of any law, except minor parking or traffic violations, or been the subject of any juvenile delinquency or youthful offender proceeding? (If yes, please submit a required explanatory statement.)
Please note that although a conviction may have been expunged from the records by an order of a court, it nevertheless should be disclosed in the answer to this question. Also, you should have available and be prepared to submit or exhibit copies of police and court records regarding any matter you disclose in reply to this question.
3. Have you ever served on full-time active military duty?
4. If you answer yes, was your discharge under conditions other than honorable? (If yes, please submit a required explanatory statement.)
UCLA:
UCLA wrote:Forthcoming 09/07/12
Vanderbilt:
Vanderbilt wrote:1. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action for scholastic or other reasons at any academic institution? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed.
2. Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed.
3. Are any charges pending which would require you to answer "yes" to either question above if you were to be subject to disciplinary action or convicted?
UT Austin:
UT Austin wrote:1. Have you previously been registered in any law school? If the answer is "yes," please attach a statement that includes the name(s) of the institution(s), dates of attendance, the number of credit hours earned, and explain the reasons for not continuing your legal education. Please note: Credit cannot be transferred unless a transfer application is completed and transfer admission is granted.
2. Have you ever been convicted of and/or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to any violation of the criminal laws other than a minor traffic violation? Adults who have been charged with a crime and who accept Deferred Adjudication must report such information under this question because the concept of Deferred Adjudication involves a plea of guilty or no contest, and the offense cannot be erased from a person's record. An applicant does not need to disclose information about a juvenile or criminal record that has been sealed or expunged; however, it is up to each applicant to ensure that his/her offense is in fact expunged and/or sealed under the relevant state law. If an applicant fails to disclose information that is not in fact expunged or sealed, the applicant may be subject to disciplinary action by the University. Note: You must include any offenses involving drugs or alcohol, unless excused as described above. If your answer is "yes," please explain fully on a separate sheet.
3. Are there any charges pending against you which, if you were to be convicted, would require you to answer "yes" to the previous question? If so, please explain fully on a separate sheet. Note: An individual guilty of a felony (or placed on probation for a felony with or without an adjudication of guilt in another jurisdiction for a crime which would be a felony in Texas) shall not be permitted to file a Declaration of Intention to Study Law in the State of Texas for a period of five years after the completion of the sentence and/or period of probation. Tex. R. Govern. Bar Adm'n IV(d)(2)(West 2010). (The rules are also available on the Web site of the Texas Board of Law Examiners: --LinkRemoved--.) For further information, please contact the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
4. Have you ever been dropped, suspended, warned, placed on academic or disciplinary probation, disciplined, expelled, or requested or advised to resign from any postsecondary school, college, university, professional school, or law school? If so, please explain fully on a separate sheet.
USC:
USC wrote:1. Have you ever been dropped, suspended, warned, placed on academic or disciplinary probation, disciplined, expelled, or requested or advised to resign from any post-secondary school, college, university, professional school, or law school? (If yes, you are required to submit a separate explanatory statement from the institution's dean or an authorized school official, providing information about the incident.)
2. Have you ever been convicted of the violation of a misdemeanor or felony? A conviction includes a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or a verdict or finding of guilt, regardless of whether sentence is/was imposed by the court. Traffic violations do not need to be reported UNLESS it was a violation of the following type: Failure to Appear, Driving Without a License, Driving with a Suspended License, and Reckless Driving, as well as ALL traffic violations that resulted in a misdemeanor or felony conviction. (If yes, you are required to submit an addendum, via the Attachments section, summarizing the facts and the conclusions of the court and the final disposition. Merely citing the penal code section is not sufficient).
3. Are any charges pending against you? (If yes, you are required to submit a separate explanatory statement providing information about the incident.)
4. Have you ever been or are you currently registered at another law school? (If "yes," you are required to submit an explanatory statement. Additionally, you must submit a letter of standing from your previous law school explaining the circumstances of your prior matriculation. If any grades were issued, you must also submit a transcript).
Minnesota:
Minnesota wrote:1. Have you ever in your entire life been charged with, or arrested for, the violation of any law? This includes traffic laws (including moving violations), misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, felonies, or the equivalent.
If yes, attach a narrative statement (see Attachments tab) describing the circumstances. You must disclose this requested information even if the charges were dismissed or you were acquitted, the conviction was stayed or vacated, the record sealed or expunged, or you were told you need not disclose this information.
2. Have you ever been placed on probation, disciplined, dropped, suspended, or expelled from a post-secondary college, university, graduate school, professional school, or law school for academic or non-academic reasons? If yes, attach a narrative statement (see Attachments tab) describing the circumstances.
GW:
GW wrote:Forthcoming 10/04/12
University of Washington:
University of Washington wrote:Forthcoming 10/01/12
Notre Dame:
Notre Dame wrote:Forthcoming 10/01/12
WUSTL:
WUSTL wrote:1. Have you ever been denied admission to a law school on grounds of fraud, immorality, or improper or dishonorable conduct?
2. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action for any scholastic, judicial/code violation, or any other reason by any college, university, graduate or professional school, trade or professional organization?
3. Have any disciplinary charges ever been brought, are currently pending, or are expected to be brought against you by any college, university, graduate or professional school, trade or professional organization?
4. Have you ever been charged with and/or convicted of a criminal offense, including any matters that may have been expunged, or received anything other than an honorable discharge from the military?
Emory:
Emory wrote:1. Please see http://www.law.emory.edu/fitness for additional guidance on the following question. When in doubt, please disclose.
Have you ever been subject to any academic disciplinary action while in college, or any educational setting since high school, regardless of the outcome of the action; This includes academic probation, warning, reprimand, suspension, expulsion or dismissal, or any type of academic discipline. If yes, submit an addendum titled "Academic Conduct" to explain the situation.
2. Please see http://www.law.emory.edu/fitness for additional guidance on this question. When in doubt, please disclose.
Have you ever been accused of, reprimanded for, detained for, or charged with any criminal offense or school conduct violation, regardless of the outcome? This includes any criminal accusations, including traffic offenses, except for parking violations. This also includes any reprimands or social actions while in college, or any educational setting since high school (such as noise violations).
If yes, submit an addendum titled “Social Conduct” to explain the situation, including the background and circumstances of the situation as well as the outcome and resolution. Please disclose even if any charges were dismissed, or if you were acquitted or allowed to plead nolo contendere, or if the conviction was reversed, set aside, or vacated, or if the record was sealed or expunged. You must disclose regardless of whether you have been told you need not disclose any such instance.
Washington & Lee:
Washington & Lee wrote:1. Applicants are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the rules for admission to the bar of the state(s) in which they intend to seek admission to practice, particularly the rules relating to character, fitness, and other qualifications for practice. Though Washington and Lee University is prohibited by Virginia statute from requiring disclosure of information concerning arrests or charges that have been officially expunged (See Virginia Code 19.2-392.4), state bar examiners may require that bar applicants disclose such information and closely compare disclosures on law school applications with disclosures on applications for bar admission. We therefore encourage full, voluntary disclosure.Each incident or circumstance that requires an affirmative answer of any of the following Character and Fitness questions must be described in detail in an attachment. Disclosure pertaining to a speeding ticket or other moving violation under Question 2 must include the date of the incident; the violation with which you were charged; any reduction in the charge (whether at a court hearing, as a result of attendance at an instructional class, or by other means); and the fine or other penalty imposed. Disclosure pertaining to an arrest, prosecution, or charge under Question 2 or an agreement or arrangement under Question 3 must include (1) a detailed description of the incident, event, and/or circumstances leading to such arrest, prosecution or charge, (2) the original charge(s), and (3) the ultimate disposition of the matter. Mark this box to confirm your understanding of the information in the foregoing paragraphs.
2. Have you ever been cited, ticketed, taken into custody, arrested, or prosecuted for, or charged with, any violation of law other than (a) citations for parking violations and (b) arrests, charges, prosecutions, or convictions that have been officially expunged in accordance with applicable statutory provisions?
3. Have you ever entered into a plea agreement or any arrangement to avoid prosecution other than agreements or arrangements specifically involving arrests, charges, prosecutions, or convictions that have been officially expunged in accordance with applicable statutory provisions?
4. Are you now the subject of a criminal or administrative investigation?
5. Have you ever been the subject of or a party to a civil or administrative proceeding?
6. Have you ever been reprimanded, suspended, expelled, placed on probation, or been the subject of any other disciplinary action by any college or university, or were you required or permitted to withdraw in order to avoid academic or disciplinary action?
7. Have you ever been found to have committed any honor violation?
8. Are you now the subject of an honor investigation, or are allegations of an honor violation pending against you?
9. Have you ever been denied admission to any profession or had any type of license revoked?
10. Do you know of any other matter that might adversely affect your admission to law school or to the bar of any state?
ASU:
ASU wrote:Forthcoming 09/20/12
BU:
BU wrote:
Character & Fitness I wrote:1. Has there ever been an interruption of one or more terms in your education for any reason?
2. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action or proceedings for academic misconduct, or subject to any action for academic insufficiency, at any college or university you have attended?
3. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action or proceedings for personal misconduct at any college or university you have attended?
Character & Fitness II wrote: 1. Have you ever been convicted, without such conviction being vacated, of a misdemeanor for which the sentence was imprisonment?
2. Have you ever been convicted, without such conviction being vacated, of a felony?
3. Have you been convicted of any misdemeanor within the past five years?*
*Other than a first conviction for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray, or disturbance of the peace.
Character & Fitness III wrote: 1. Have you ever been separated from any branch of the armed forces of the United States, the Peace Corps, or any other service organization under conditions other than honorable? If yes, please include an explanation along with copies of all relevant discharge documents electronically (see Attachments section).
Indiana:
Indiana wrote:1. Have you ever been suspended, expelled, placed on probation, or otherwise disciplined (including being requested or advised to resign to avoid discipline) by any college or university (including a residence hall system) for any academic, legal, ethical, or other reasons?
2. Have you ever been charged with or convicted of any felony or misdemeanor at any time in your life?
3. Have you ever been charged with any traffic violations, including speeding tickets, or infractions (omitting parking violations)?
4. Within the meaning of the general phrase "good moral character," are there any other incidents that might challenge your character, honesty, and integrity?
BC:
BC wrote:Forthcoming 09/24/12
Fordham:
Fordham wrote:1. Have you ever been placed on probation, dropped, suspended, expelled or otherwise been subjected to discipline by any institution of learning above elementary school level for conduct which might reflect upon your character?
2. Have you ever, either as an adult or a juvenile, been cited, arrested, taken into custody, charged with, indicted, convicted or tried for, or pleaded guilty to, the commission of any felony or misdemeanor or the violation of any law, except minor parking violations, or been the subject of any juvenile delinquency or youthful offender proceeding? Note: Records sealed under court order and/or offenses that have been expunged must be disclosed.
3. Have you ever been a party to or otherwise involved in any civil action or proceeding (other than actions involving divorce or small claims)?
UC Davis:
UC Davis wrote:Forthcoming 10/01/12
Alabama:
Alabama wrote:[Question 1 is just an agreement that you understand what C&F is.]
2. Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a crime, including misdemeanors and traffic violations, or is any such charge pending or expected to be brought against you? Do not include parking violations and speeding citations of 20 mph or less over the limit or records that have been sealed or expunged.
3. Have you ever been disciplined by any college, university, graduate school, professional school, or other institution of higher learning, or is any such disciplinary action pending or expected to be brought against you?
4. Have you ever been discharged or resigned from any employment, externship, internship or volunteer position after you were told you were suspected of or being investigated for any wrongdoing?
5. Have you ever been disciplined by any profession, professional organization or licensing board, or is any such disciplinary action pending or expected to be brought against you?
Iowa:
Iowa wrote:1. Have you ever (either as an adult or juvenile) been cited or arrested for, charged with, or convicted of any violation of the law? (You must disclose each instance, even if you were granted any type of pretrial diversion, even if filed charges were dismissed; even if such charges resulted in a deferred adjudication; even if you were acquitted of such charges; or even if such charges resulted in a conviction that was reversed, set aside, vacated, or expunged. You need not, however, disclose speeding or parking violations.)
2. Have you ever been dismissed or placed on probation by any school or college for either academic or disciplinary reasons?
William & Mary:
William & Mary wrote:1. Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action for any reason in a college, university, graduate or professional school you have attended?
2. Are there any disciplinary charges pending or expected to be brought against you?
3. Have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a felony or misdemeanor charge, including any charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants or other self-administered drugs, but not including a minor traffic charge?
4. Are there any criminal charges pending or expected to be brought against you?

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UPDATED 09/03/12 12:52 EST
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[Edit 4] Updated to add Chicago, Duke & Cornell
[Edit 5-6] Added Northwestern
[Edit 7] Added Stanford
[Edit 8] Added Columbia, NYU, UVA, Michigan, Minnesota, Emory, BU, Fordham
[Edit 9] Added UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt, UT Austin, USC, WUSTL, Washington & Lee, Indiana-Bloomington, Iowa, William & Mary
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Postby guinness1547 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:23 am

Thanks for making these threads shadow.

Sidenote, I like how you can tell when both of us took the LSAT, just by looking at the dates when we joined TLS.

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Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:55 am

guinness1547 wrote:Thanks for making these threads shadow.

Sidenote, I like how you can tell when both of us took the LSAT, just by looking at the dates when we joined TLS.
LIES, YOU KNOW NOTHING! IIRC, though, we both retook in June too! =P

Oh and no problem. Like I've said in the previous threads I've made, a lot of this came about mostly for my own knowledge for my applications (I was considering most of the T35 at one point or another - my cycle is down to 1 or 15 schools now depending on my UVA ED). I just figured I'd share instead of being selfish.

I'm going to see if SLS becomes available in 5 minutes like my spreadsheet says (if its as omniscient as it is colorful, SLS just might be available soon) so I can update this...otherwise its off to bed.

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Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:01 am

slack_academic wrote:Thanks for starting this. Unfortunately relevant for me.
Relevant for me too if a school wants ALL violations (specifically the minor traffic ones). I got into an accident when I was 17 that netted me my only 3 tickets ever. All 3 were minor traffic violations (speeding, failure to keep right, improper lane change) that wouldn't have to be reported unless the school wants ALL violations. All 3 were also thrown out in traffic court and expunged from my record.

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Postby guinness1547 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:05 am

I was under the impression that under 18 offenses didn't need to be reported, especially minor traffic offenses.

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Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:12 am

guinness1547 wrote:I was under the impression that under 18 offenses didn't need to be reported, especially minor traffic offenses.
I've never heard of that. Sounds fishy to me - if a kid had a DUI at 17, I would think that would be relevant to C&F. MIP's would probably also have to be reported regardless of age (16 v 19 is still under 21). Possession of a controlled substance also comes to mind.

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In fact, if you look at Chicago's, NU's & Cornell's C&F above you'll see they SPECIFY juvenile is included.

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Postby Yardbird » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:40 am

NYU, Emory and a few others as well. I'll update this later tonight.

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UPDATE: Added Columbia, NYU, UVA, Michigan, Minnesota, Emory, BU, Fordham

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UPDATE: Added UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt, UT Austin, USC, WUSTL, Washington & Lee, Indiana-Bloomington, Iowa, William & Mary

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Postby Ixiion » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:00 am

Just to clarify for myself and everyone -- speeding is considered a minor traffic violation, right?
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And for those schools that ask for criminal charges/misdemeanors -- speeding isn't counted, right? Since it's a minor violation, not counted as a criminal charge for these purposes.

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Postby Yardbird » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:09 am

Ixiion wrote:Just to clarify for myself and everyone -- speeding is considered a minor traffic violation, right?
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And for those schools that ask for criminal charges/misdemeanors -- speeding isn't counted, right? Since it's a minor violation, not counted as a criminal charge for these purposes.
Speeding depends on how much over the speed limit you were. 5 over is a minor violation. Reckless speeding in certain zones (doing 100 in a 30 or 70 in a school zone) are misdemeanors. States have different rules regarding how much over is considered reckless driving (i.e. 20 over is reckless driving in VA).

Read the C&F carefully. If it says to dislcose any offense, juvenille or adult, whether charged, tried, convicted, cleared or expunged - then you have to disclose.

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby crossingfingers » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:20 pm

Hmmm... how are y'all finding information on your expunged or excused citations? Similar to you, Shadow, I've got an accident from when I was 16 (15 years ago) that resulted in a point, but that has long since been removed. I also have a ticket or two from ten to fifteen years ago that were minor speeding and that I had taken off my record by combination of fee and traffic school. I just purchased my drivers record from the state of CA and it says no charges.

I have no problem listing all these minor things and want to err on the side of disclosing every possible little silly thing, but actually can't find out how to go about finding accurate details.

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27 pm

crossingfingers wrote:Hmmm... how are y'all finding information on your expunged or excused citations? Similar to you, Shadow, I've got an accident from when I was 16 (15 years ago) that resulted in a point, but that has long since been removed. I also have a ticket or two from ten to fifteen years ago that were minor speeding and that I had taken off my record by combination of fee and traffic school. I just purchased my drivers record from the state of CA and it says no charges.

I have no problem listing all these minor things and want to err on the side of disclosing every possible little silly thing, but actually can't find out how to go about finding accurate details.
16 was only 6 years ago for me, but try cslling that state's DMV. Your insurance company should have a record of it as wellZ

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:57 am

Thanks for doing this!

I've gotten a number of tickets in my day (speeding, expired inspection/registration stickers). It's going to be a PITA to get the exact dates and details, since they were years ago.

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby Swimp » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:44 pm

Is there any conventional wisdom about how much detail you need to go into when describing this stuff? For example, if I have a few speeding tickets, should I list the speed limit and my speed when I was pulled over? Time of day? Etc.

And is it acceptable to include less info for less recent tickets?

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby TheThriller » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Got a ticket for not wearing my seatbelt as a passenger in a car. Can't believe I have to C&F this.

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby 06102016 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:15 pm

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Re: Character & Fitness Questions for the T35, 2012-2013

Postby quicknotso » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:04 pm

Hi all,

Agree about the traffic tickets :) For more serious stuff, the US arrests and incarcerates a ridiculously high percentage of the global population.

Thinking about going through considerable time, expense, and inconvenience for an old out of state expunction all while living and attending school abroad. Does anyone know the legal status of answering no for an already-expunged offense? My understanding is you're okay to deny its existence once it's been expunged and the fact that they write "this includes expunctions" on the application statement doesn't change that. If anyone ever asks you directly, officially or otherwise, my understanding was that it's sufficient to say "That matter's been expunged."

Any other thoughts on that and/or statements for a few of the missing top schools? Maybe it's rare to have high scorers with serious expunction problems, but I guess this is the place for them :)

Would love a response from the super-informed of the world!




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