Applying with two criminal dismissals, 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

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Louisiana2017
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Applying with two criminal dismissals, 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Louisiana2017 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 pm

I am seeking advice and opinions on the extent to which following criminal issues (both dismissed) will impact my Louisiana Law School applications.

1) Pulled over for speeding in 2010. The officer found a piece of drug paraphernalia in my vehicle and cited me for speeding and possesion of drug paraphernalia. The pipe did not belong to me (I forgot that it had been left in my vehicle). The paraphernalia citation was dissmissed before arraignement , and I paid a fine for the speeding citation ONLY (I cant remember if I plead guilty or no contest to speeding- I never appeared in any court).

2) Pulled over for speeding in 2011. The officer requested a field sobriety test and I refused so I was immediately arrested on suspicion of OWI. After arraignment, the OWI charge was dismissed on the day of trial (no evidence), and I plead no contest to the speeding citation.

TRUST ME...these were lessons learned and I seriously regret my behavior.

My question is, how will these issues impact my applications? Will I be denied scholarships or even admission for this? Any advice on how best to disclose?

STATS:
LSAT:172
UGPA: 3.1 (Business Management)
2+ years full time work experience, community involvement

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WhiteyCakes
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Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals, 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Way to post this twice.

Louisiana2017
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Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals, 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Louisiana2017 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:55 pm

Sorry Whitey. Those were my first and second posts in any online forum ever. I thought I would get more responses if I posted in the "What are my chances?" and "Law School Applications" forums, but I guess its all the same thing on TLS? We all have to start somewhere.

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Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals, 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:30 pm

Just fyi: general forum etiquette is to never post the same thing twice

I'd answer your question but I have no idea. LSU is an awesome regional though.




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