Linzer Tort wrote:NYstate wrote:Hmm. I am stumped by this one. You really have no choice but to take the MW and retake the class for a pass. There is no way you should disclose a disability like bipolar disorder in an interview and I don't know if firms can ask about it.
I.would just say that you had to withdraw for medical reasons but you are retaking the class. I honestly don't know how much more the firm would press that in an interview. If pressed I would say I was being treated for a condition that is no longer an issue.
One warning : big law can drive even stable people into mental health issues. Be sure this is what you want and that you will be able to handle the pressure, stress and hours of the job. You might be better off and happier in a less demanding job.
Yeah, unfortunately it is still the case that admitting mental health issues is a no no. It's sad, really. They're really no different than physical health issues, and even if they are, can be treated just as effectively. But I digress. Thanks for your advice, your warning is something I have certainly thought about.
FWIW I wouldn't disclose any physical health issues that aren't obvious either.
If you can do the job then don't disclose any negative health information.