Georgia Avenue wrote:
even if they do compare your bar and LS app it's more them e-mailing your dean and saying "applicant told us about X arrest, confirm/deny he told you that too."
They absolutely do this with regard to C&F issues (and no, being president of the chess club is not a c&f issue).
It's made more complicated where the call of the questions are different. For example:Law School App
Have you ever been convicted of and/or pleaded guilty
or nolo contendere (no contest) to any violation of the criminal laws other than a minor traffic violation?
Are there any charges pending against you which, if you were to be convicted, would require you to answer “yes” to the previous question?Bar App
Have you within the last ten (10) years been arrested, cited or ticketed for, or charged
with any violation of the law? You must report any such offenses involving alcohol or drugs. You must report any failure to appear charge or warrant resulting from any such offense. You must report any failure to maintain financial responsibility (legally required auto insurance) arrest, citation, ticket, or charge. You may exclude only Class C misdemeanor traffic violations.
But as far employment goes, far more reliable for dates and position would be the call to HR and former supervisors.