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Re: has a school ever asked you for additional information

Postby jptw88 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:08 pm

Credit report or Medical records.. haven't heard much of law schools requiring that info. Although, the state BAR committee conducts a thorough background check before licensing someone to practice law. A credit check is run, previous employers are contacted and medical records are reviewed.

The only reason a school might request such info is to determine if their is something in your background that might obstruct you from becoming licensed.

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Re: has a school ever asked you for additional information

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:24 pm

Pretty sure that release means they're free to check out suspicious information that would preclude you from passing the bar if you didn't disclose such as criminal record, falsified information, etc. That release of authorization basically enables them to check things like that with your explicit approval should a red flag appear on your application.

You say in the OP to not tell you to disclose but the clear and unarguable response here is to disclose so that the release waiver is nothing to be afraid of.

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Re: has a school ever asked you for additional information

Postby Clearly » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:37 pm

I have reason to believe this isn't even looked at by schools.

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Re: has a school ever asked you for additional information

Postby jptw88 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:58 pm

staples88 wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Pretty sure that release means they're free to check out suspicious information that would preclude you from passing the bar if you didn't disclose such as criminal record, falsified information, etc. That release of authorization basically enables them to check things like that with your explicit approval should a red flag appear on your application.

You say in the OP to not tell you to disclose but the clear and unarguable response here is to disclose so that the release waiver is nothing to be afraid of.


Yea but a possible situation is that an applicant provides all truthful responses to the CF questions, but a school that conducts a BGC finds unflattering information that doesn't contradict the applicant's answers.

If the answers are "no" and nothing in the profs' or dean's LORs suggests otherwise, what could prompt them to conduct a BGC to verify your app?

The end-of-app certifications read a lot more like "we reserve the right to follow-up with you and to later ask you to explicitly authorize a probe into your medical records, credit, etc." When you apply for jobs, you sign something that leave no doubt that you just authorized a BGC.

Basically the situation I'm asking about is one of a school conducting a BGC without you knowing about it, and then later they say that you already authorized it in the vague certification statement.


The school would probably notify you that a BGC was being conducted as they are required due to privacy rights. On most occasions the school will conduct an applicant "history" check, but will not check medical records, credit history. They don't need to because the applicant is held to full disclosure and truthfulness on an application, as it is cross-checked during the BAR BGC.

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Re: has a school ever asked you for additional information

Postby IAFG » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:33 am

A school asked me for an updated version of my résumé.




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