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Postby Conando » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:44 pm

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loblaw
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Re: Disclosure and C & F

Postby loblaw » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:50 pm

Does application ask if you have ever been hassled by a Wal-Mart security guard? If yes, or there is any other language present that would indicate you should disclose something for which you were never arrested, charged, or even asked about by the police, go ahead and disclose. It looks silly to disclose something the school does not ask you for. Also, I think you're safe with the bar. I doubt they scour dept store records looking for lawyers who once were petty thieves.

Conando
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Re: Disclosure and C & F

Postby Conando » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:52 pm

There is just kind of a "catch-all" question which asks if there is any incident which brings your moral character into question. Of course, this is not very specific so I am not sure about this.

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Re: Disclosure and C & F

Postby sundance95 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:53 pm

Conando wrote:There is just kind of a "catch-all" question which asks if there is any incident which brings your moral character into question. Of course, this is not very specific so I am not sure about this.

If this is the question then you should disclose.

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Re: Disclosure and C & F

Postby loblaw » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:06 pm

Conando wrote:There is just kind of a "catch-all" question which asks if there is any incident which brings your moral character into question. Of course, this is not very specific so I am not sure about this.


Apologies on the wisecracking--I didn't have that question on any of my applications. I believe it would have had zero effect if you had disclosed in your application, but it now looks fishy. Tell them what you told us, and stress the fact that you had no interaction with law enforcement of any kind. The question is also pretty subjective, so I doubt they would can your acceptance for it.

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Re: Disclosure and C & F

Postby DeeCee » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:10 pm

loblaw wrote:
Conando wrote:There is just kind of a "catch-all" question which asks if there is any incident which brings your moral character into question. Of course, this is not very specific so I am not sure about this.


Apologies on the wisecracking--I didn't have that question on any of my applications. I believe it would have had zero effect if you had disclosed in your application, but it now looks fishy. Tell them what you told us, and stress the fact that you had no interaction with law enforcement of any kind. The question is also pretty subjective, so I doubt they would can your acceptance for it.


Maybe you could ask a lawyer about this? Or if you think it is not that serious, then don't disclose unless there is the broad catch-all question above. I would look back at the PDFs of your LS applications, which are on the LSAC website, and honestly assess whether you need to disclose based on the questions asked in each application. I think if you have no record this is not a big deal.




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