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Character and Fitness

Postby Profit » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:24 pm

So... Do you think I'd be denied admission to the bar for recreational marijuana use in a state where it is (still) illegal?

I want to be honest, but I also want to practice law.

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Columbia Law
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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:25 pm

I know someone who was dinged for less than that.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Profit » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:34 pm

The offense and the state would be helpful :)

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Columbia Law
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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:35 pm

Profit wrote:The offense and the state would be helpful :)


Got a ticket when he was 17 for walking through the McDonald's Drive thru. Can't out him with state.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby dood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:37 pm

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Profit » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:37 pm

Is that all? Did he lie about it?

Jesus...

(@Columbia Law)

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby dood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:38 pm

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:45 pm

No. He didn't write it on his LS application because he forgot about it and it was classified as a civil violation/ordinance violation. He explained to the C&F, disclosed it to them but they dinged him. Now he's trying to get a teaching job in the city. There are hearings about whether to revoke his law degree too.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:48 pm

This is difficult to believe; there must be more to the story such as he was walking through a McDonald's drive-thru wearing a mask with a lit joint & a handgun with absolutely no intention whatsoever of paying for his Big Mac & fries.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:49 pm

Columbia Law wrote:No. He didn't write it on his LS application because he forgot about it and it was classified as a civil violation/ordinance violation. He explained to the C&F, disclosed it to them but they dinged him. Now he's trying to get a teaching job in the city. There are hearings about whether to revoke his law degree too.


Damn. :o

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby sundance95 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:49 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:This is difficult to believe; there must be more to the story such as he was walking through a McDonald's drive-thru wearing a mask with a lit joint & a handgun with absolutely no intention whatsoever of paying for his Big Mac & fries.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby dood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:49 pm

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby icouldbuyu » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:49 pm

What about speeding, it says except minor traffic violations. So does that mean except speeding as long as it isn't anything significant enough, which will result in possible arrest (Doubling the limit for example)? I called a few schools and they said they're looking more for DUI's.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:51 pm

ITE, they want to keep as many people as possible out. If you didn't disclose something, no matter how small, you will be booted. Not only that; a lot of people pass the bar but then get dinged by the biglaw firm they choose.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby ChattelCat » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:56 pm

Columbia Law wrote:ITE, they want to keep as many people as possible out. If you didn't disclose something, no matter how small, you will be booted. Not only that; a lot of people pass the bar but then get dinged by the biglaw firm they choose.


dinged by a firm after being approved by C&F and passing the bar? do you actually know of this happening, and if so, what the heck did the person do?

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:13 pm

I didnt disclose anything on my law school apps and then my advisor had a big talk about C & F and I remembered that my license was taken away for a month sophmore year of high school for hitting a parked car and driving away. He told me he doesnt know if thats terribly serious since it happened when I was 16, but to be safe he said its better to disclose. I wrote up a paragraph about it, sent it, and that was that. Basically, if you have ANYTHING that happened, its better to be safe than sorry.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Anonymous Loser » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:03 pm

My legal profession casebook is full of opinion letters and cases involving bar applicants who are guilty of absolutely egregious lapses in honesty, and still got admitted to practice. If you can embezzle funds from the student bar association, cheat on your exams, stab a classmate, and stalk a professor, and still be admitted, then I'm pretty sure that some half-assed jaywalking citation isn't likely to hold you back.

Good flame though.

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Re: Character and Fitness

Postby Alyosha » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:21 pm

^^ TITCR




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