Eviction- fitness and character

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Eviction- fitness and character

Postby Lang023 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:41 pm

Hello,

On law school applications it asks if I have ever had a violation of the law? Does this include evictions? I had a horrible roommate who did get evicted but unfortunately my name was on the lease. Should I answer yes to this question?? It was like 5 years ago but seems longer. It looks bad on my end :(

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby 34iplaw » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:52 pm

I'm pretty sure eviction is a purely civil matter in normal circumstances.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby Lang023 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:08 pm

isn't that a violation of the law though?

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:32 am

Lang023 wrote:isn't that a violation of the law though?


That's a vague question. Lots of things are "violations of the law". But if the school asks about your criminal record, eviction doesn't count.

If, on the other hand, they ask whether you've ever been a party to a civil action, then you'd have to disclose the eviction.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby chicagoburger » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Lang023 wrote:Hello,

On law school applications it asks if I have ever had a violation of the law? Does this include evictions? I had a horrible roommate who did get evicted but unfortunately my name was on the lease. Should I answer yes to this question?? It was like 5 years ago but seems longer. It looks bad on my end :(



Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?

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Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:15 pm

chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby chicagoburger » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:19 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.



I don't even know what that means...

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:19 pm

chicagoburger wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.



I don't even know what that means...


It means you said something very, very stupid, and I want to preserve it for all time.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby chicagoburger » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:22 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.



I don't even know what that means...


It means you said something very, very stupid, and I want to preserve it for all time.


Eviction by court stays on your public record. I assume that's something you have to disclose.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:35 pm

Jesus.

Just stop. The OP already got their answer, and you should be focusing on studying up for the LSAT (or finding a different career path).

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby Lang023 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:40 pm

Ugh...thanks. I didn't want this to be a trolling fest. I'm just gunna call the school and ask- which is what I should have done in the first place.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby guynourmin » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:43 pm

chicagoburger wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.



I don't even know what that means...


He means there is no such thing as a verbal eviction by your landlord. Just like there is no such thing as a verbal restraining order, or a verbal car accident.

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:49 pm

guybourdin wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.



I don't even know what that means...


He means there is no such thing as a verbal eviction by your landlord. Just like there is no such thing as a verbal restraining order, or a verbal car accident.


Do NCAA athletes that renege on their verbal commitments to a school have to disclose that on their C&F?

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Re: Eviction- fitness and character

Postby guynourmin » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
chicagoburger wrote:Was it an eviction by court order or just by your landlord verbally?


Quoting for posterity.



I don't even know what that means...


He means there is no such thing as a verbal eviction by your landlord. Just like there is no such thing as a verbal restraining order, or a verbal car accident.


Do NCAA athletes that renege on their verbal commitments to a school have to disclose that on their C&F?


You have to be responsive to the questions asked by each school :mrgreen:



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