Max. traffic tickets for your application?

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby CG614 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:14 pm

rockstar4488 wrote:I think as long as they are civil citations they really don't matter.


Now that is sound advice.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby ert335 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:29 am

do you think there's a limit, though? obviously i've been pretty stupid, got i think 3 speeding tickets in high school, and i have two MIPs and a PI through college... obviously it's too late to have changed, but i have now and i've toned down big time. i'm guessing an addendum of some sort is going to be necessary, but not necessarily saying "sorry" because that doesn't do shit...?

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:15 am

I think it depends on what the infraction is. No one gives a crap about speeding because everyone does it.

Drinking citations are a little more severe.
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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:23 am

lharsha wrote:I have had 5 different traffic violations over the course of 5 years. 4 speeding and 1 red light. I just read about reporting this to law schools on your applications. I am worried my law school dreams are coming crashing down around me. I have never had my license suspended and have taken dd for 3 of them, the last one I had to take the points. The most recent was this past may on mother's day. I know I need to disclose them all, but will this hurt my chances a lot?


Fuck them. It's none of their business. Take the 5th.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:24 am

ITT: We learn that Kalvano is a wild child.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:34 am

romothesavior wrote:ITT: We learn that Kalvano is a wild child.



That's fine to assume, as long as you get the hell out of my way.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby Foosters Galore » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:19 pm

I had 4 alcohol related citations including one night spent in jail. I included an addendum explaining each incident where I fully accepted the responsibility and did not make excuses.

Of course my personal statement was about getting sober, so I think the adcomms were more likely to buy into my statement that I had learned, matured, and would not repeat my mistakes.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby rockstar4488 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:38 pm

I was told at an open house with an admissions rep that status offenses are not relevant. I don't know where the line is between what a committee finds irrelevant and what they don't. I'm guessing it is pretty universal though. I think (and I could be wrong) that drug infractions are a big deal because it disqualifies you from federal aid. I'm guessing for the vast majority of people this essentially makes law school impossible.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby CG614 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:49 am

rockstar4488 wrote:I was told at an open house with an admissions rep that status offenses are not relevant. I don't know where the line is between what a committee finds irrelevant and what they don't. I'm guessing it is pretty universal though. I think (and I could be wrong) that drug infractions are a big deal because it disqualifies you from federal aid. I'm guessing for the vast majority of people this essentially makes law school impossible.


Was that for a school that made you disclose traffic violations? So, let me get this straight. One Adcom tells you that they are irrelevant, therefore they are irrelevant for all schools? That sounds about right.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:21 am

I called all the schools that I applied to that made you disclose traffic violations and the result was universal across the board - "We don't care about them, it's just for later on when you apply for the bar."

Without fail, they all said they did not care about minor traffic violations, even after being informed I had a lot of them.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby rockstar4488 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:31 pm

CG614 wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:I was told at an open house with an admissions rep that status offenses are not relevant. I don't know where the line is between what a committee finds irrelevant and what they don't. I'm guessing it is pretty universal though. I think (and I could be wrong) that drug infractions are a big deal because it disqualifies you from federal aid. I'm guessing for the vast majority of people this essentially makes law school impossible.


Was that for a school that made you disclose traffic violations? So, let me get this straight. One Adcom tells you that they are irrelevant, therefore they are irrelevant for all schools? That sounds about right.


Yes, if I had to guess, I'd say that amount that adcoms care about status offenses is pretty universal from school to school. There's no need to read what is clearly identified as my own opinion like it's an LSAT question.

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Re: Max. traffic tickets for your application?

Postby CG614 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:57 pm

rockstar4488 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
rockstar4488 wrote:I was told at an open house with an admissions rep that status offenses are not relevant. I don't know where the line is between what a committee finds irrelevant and what they don't. I'm guessing it is pretty universal though. I think (and I could be wrong) that drug infractions are a big deal because it disqualifies you from federal aid. I'm guessing for the vast majority of people this essentially makes law school impossible.


Was that for a school that made you disclose traffic violations? So, let me get this straight. One Adcom tells you that they are irrelevant, therefore they are irrelevant for all schools? That sounds about right.


Yes, if I had to guess, I'd say that amount that adcoms care about status offenses is pretty universal from school to school. There's no need to read what is clearly identified as my own opinion like it's an LSAT question.

HA, I am sorry. I use logic in all aspects of life, apparently others do not.




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