PS/C&F Questions

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PanjandrumOfReason
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PS/C&F Questions

Postby PanjandrumOfReason » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:00 am

If I was convicted of a crime that I did not commit:
1) Is it okay and advisable to state that in the C&F section?
2) Is it okay and advisable to make my personal statement about that experience?
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Comments appreciated. Thanks!

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rpupkin
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Re: PS/C&F Questions

Postby rpupkin » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:17 am

PanjandrumOfReason wrote:If I was convicted of a crime that I did not commit:
1) Is it okay and advisable to state that in the C&F section?
2) Is it okay and advisable to make my personal statement about that experience?

1) No.
2) Maybe, but be careful.

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icechicken
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Re: PS/C&F Questions

Postby icechicken » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:17 pm

Agree with rpupkin.

You probably shouldn't provide too much detail about this online, but "convicted of a crime I did not commit" could mean anything from a frame-up job by crooked police to getting dinged for drug possession even though it was Jennifer's weed and you were just borrowing her car because yours got towed.

The former could underpin a strong PS about wanting to be a part of the justice system and the latter will probably just make you look stupid and/or dishonest (even if you're telling the truth).

cavalier1138
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Re: PS/C&F Questions

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:09 pm

No.

mcmand
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Re: PS/C&F Questions

Postby mcmand » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:22 pm

Seek C&F counsel to help you get the wording down on how to discuss this in the C&F part of your app. When you apply to the bar, you'll need to be consistent between your law school app and your bar exam app. (They will obtain your law school application directly from your law school.)




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