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Bar Application C&F Question

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:32 pm
by Anonymous User
Hey all, I'm freaking out a little bit - just realized I might have a potential C&F issue in my bar application. On reviewing my law school applications, I realized I accidentally misstated the dates of one of my employments such that it appeared I worked there for a year longer than I did.

I was applying straight through from undergrad, so the position wasn't anything special - it was a tutoring position I had done for a year but accidentally listed the year I started one year earlier than I actually did. It was my most recent position so I had it as (201X - Present) when it should have been (201(X+1) - Present).

Is this the kind of thing that might be a problem? I plan on disclosing the discrepancy in my bar application, and contacting my law school as soon as possible (already graduated, but still think that's the right call).

Re: Bar Application C&F Question

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:18 pm
by QContinuum
I can't imagine this would bar your admission. Your proposed plan of attack is spot on. Contact your law school, and I'm sure they'll be happy to indicate that you would still have been offered admission if you had accurately stated the length of your tutoring gig. That should be sufficient for bar C&F.

Re: Bar Application C&F Question

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:56 am
by Anonymous User
QContinuum wrote:I can't imagine this would bar your admission. Your proposed plan of attack is spot on. Contact your law school, and I'm sure they'll be happy to indicate that you would still have been offered admission if you had accurately stated the length of your tutoring gig. That should be sufficient for bar C&F.


Thanks, that's good to hear. One good thing is that that in some of my other law school applications, they asked for my employment information in separate questions and I provided the right dates there, so that would cut against the notion that it might have been intentional.