Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

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Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:49 am

Guys, 6 years ago when I was a freshman in college my RA caught my buddies and I having a good old time in my room, entertaining some ladies and drinking copious amount of Franzia (pink). No police were involved but I was required by the school to take an extremely informative and interesting eight-hour alcohol course early one Saturday morning.

Fortunately, I have cleaned up my act ever since :wink:. I am in the process of attempting to transfer from TT to a T14 (GULC).

Question:
1. Will this affect my chances of admissions? Besides this little hiccup, I'm a pretty decent candidate. 3.9 GPA, ranked 3/151, TT ranked 50-59
2. Should I go into elaborate detail in the Character and Fitness part of the application or just say hey I was young, stupid and regret what I did?
3. Why was I such an idiot when I was 18?

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:09 am

1 - not unless you try to hide it or lie about it
2 - keep it to a minimum
3 - we all were; you just happened to get caught. this attitude is exactly what you should convey

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Borg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:16 am

Mad lib contest: what do the asterisks stand for in the thread title?

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Total Litigator » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:56 am

I'm confused. I could be wrong but I've never heard of a law school asking about non law enforcement related infractions... This same thing happened to me in undergrad, and it never came up in my law school applications or transfer apps...

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:18 am

No one could possibly care.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:32 am

dingbat wrote:1 - not unless you try to hide it or lie about it
2 - keep it to a minimum
3 - we all were; you just happened to get caught. this attitude is exactly what you should convey

No giving advice in the transfer forum, 1L. No matter how much you think it's like a regular admissions question.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:08 am

Borg wrote:Mad lib contest: what do the asterisks stand for in the thread title?


*Schtup* *Gefuzzle*

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby kwais » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:11 am

Borg wrote:Mad lib contest: what do the asterisks stand for in the thread title?


Is this going to "Lance Armstrong" me in the "Lennay Kekua"?

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby dingbat » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:55 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
dingbat wrote:1 - not unless you try to hide it or lie about it
2 - keep it to a minimum
3 - we all were; you just happened to get caught. this attitude is exactly what you should convey

No giving advice in the transfer forum, 1L. No matter how much you think it's like a regular admissions question.

Sorry, didn't notice this was the transfer forum

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Borg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:44 am

kwais wrote:
Borg wrote:Mad lib contest: what do the asterisks stand for in the thread title?


Is this going to "Lance Armstrong" me in the "Lennay Kekua"?


I like this - open to interpretation. Most literal is the best: is it going to cheat at bicycling me in the made up girlfriend?

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby exitoptions » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:53 am

dingbat wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
dingbat wrote:1 - not unless you try to hide it or lie about it
2 - keep it to a minimum
3 - we all were; you just happened to get caught. this attitude is exactly what you should convey

No giving advice in the transfer forum, 1L. No matter how much you think it's like a regular admissions question.

Sorry, didn't notice this was the transfer forum


You're a 1L at Fordham? And you're dishing out advice on biglaw? Haha, these boards are great.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby kwais » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:00 pm

exitoptions wrote:
dingbat wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
dingbat wrote:1 - not unless you try to hide it or lie about it
2 - keep it to a minimum
3 - we all were; you just happened to get caught. this attitude is exactly what you should convey

No giving advice in the transfer forum, 1L. No matter how much you think it's like a regular admissions question.

Sorry, didn't notice this was the transfer forum


You're a 1L at Fordham? And you're dishing out advice on biglaw? Haha, these boards are great.


why this comment? the thread is about transferring, not biglaw. you have much in common with a douche

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby exitoptions » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:14 pm

kwais wrote:
why this comment? the thread is about transferring, not biglaw. you have much in common with a douche


Yes, because this comment adds value...

kwais wrote:
Borg wrote:Mad lib contest: what do the asterisks stand for in the thread title?


Is this going to "Lance Armstrong" me in the "Lennay Kekua"?


Edit: To be helpful OP no one cares what you did freshman year, just disclose it. I know a guy who transfered with a DUI during 1L.
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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:15 pm

Only if your past is a man of an alternative persuasion who doesn't obey the law...

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:57 pm

Guys, thanks for all the advice. So the conclusion I am getting is that my past is not going to cheat at bicycling me in the fake girlfriend. Awesome, I'll drink to that.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Borg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Guys, thanks for all the advice. So the conclusion I am getting is that my past is not going to cheat at bicycling me in the fake girlfriend. Awesome, I'll drink to that.


Yes, I think you are correct. I know people in law school who have actually been arrested before for things like public urination, drug possession etc., so you'll be okay. I would be surprised if this cheat at bicyclings you in the fake girlfriend.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Guys, 6 years ago when I was a freshman in college my RA caught my buddies and I having a good old time in my room, entertaining some ladies and drinking copious amount of Franzia (pink). No police were involved but I was required by the school to take an extremely informative and interesting eight-hour alcohol course early one Saturday morning.

Fortunately, I have cleaned up my act ever since :wink:. I am in the process of attempting to transfer from TT to a T14 (GULC).

Question:
1. Will this affect my chances of admissions? Besides this little hiccup, I'm a pretty decent candidate. 3.9 GPA, ranked 3/151, TT ranked 50-59
2. Should I go into elaborate detail in the Character and Fitness part of the application or just say hey I was young, stupid and regret what I did?
3. Why was I such an idiot when I was 18?


1. No. It happened a long time ago and all you were doing was drinking while you were underage. Plenty of applicants disclose this kind of thing because underage drinking is relatively common. Also, it was a loooooong time ago, which helps. No one expects you to be the same person you were at 18.
2. Just mention the date, what the infraction was, the fact that you owned up to your mistake and did exactly what your school asked you to do to address the problem, and say that it was your one and only infraction. This doesn't need to be more than 2-4 sentences long. The shorter, the better.
3. Not sure why you wouldn't want to be drinking and having a good time at 18. Would you really want to look back on your college days and have memories of studying in the library on the weekend? Probably not...that's what law school is for :shock:

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby moonman157 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:54 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
dingbat wrote:1 - not unless you try to hide it or lie about it
2 - keep it to a minimum
3 - we all were; you just happened to get caught. this attitude is exactly what you should convey

No giving advice in the transfer forum, 1L. No matter how much you think it's like a regular admissions question.


This was a great comment to read in a Sterling Archer voice

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby jessuf » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:22 pm

If your TT didn't care, why would any other law school?

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:44 am

I'm not sure you should transfer to GULC.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:48 pm

Why shouldn't I try to transfer to GULC? The schools are comparable tuition-wise.

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Re: Is my past going to **** me in the ***?

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Ah if you're paying sticker at the TT, then that is probably a good move.




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