Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

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Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby Mr. T » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to start a thread of schools who only ask for criminal convictions as opposed to any and all criminal background. Going to many Law School websites I find that many app's are hidden until I register for LSAC.

Would anyone have a partial (as we could continue to add to this thread) or full list of schools who only want to know what you were convicted for?

Thanks! I greatly for your time! :)

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby frankjones » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:38 pm

I would love to have this information, too.

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby Mr. T » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:40 pm

Great list so far everyone. Good info about the Cali schools. I had a few of them on my list - so this helped a bunch.

Can anyone add any others that ask for convictions only on the app?

I think this would be super helpful to many people on here. I, for one, have a 20 year old Misd. charge that I had dismissed that I would love to not try and explain away. Let's try to get a full list here.

Thanks everyone! 8)

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby ughOSU » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:25 pm

Mr. T wrote:Great list so far everyone. Good info about the Cali schools. I had a few of them on my list - so this helped a bunch.

Can anyone add any others that ask for convictions only on the app?

I think this would be super helpful to many people on here. I, for one, have a 20 year old Misd. charge that I had dismissed that I would love to not try and explain away. Let's try to get a full list here.

Thanks everyone! 8)


Just fyi, from all the info I have gathered about this, as long as it was nothing serious, and it got resolved without a conviction you're almost surely fine. 20 years is a long time. Generally when deciding whether or not to disclose, this article was pretty helpful:

http://www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles/2009/06/dealing_with_your_past_disclosing_criminal_issues_on_law_school_applications

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby kevinp123 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:17 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:Out of the ones I applied to:

BC
BU
Cardozo
Columbia
Georgetown
Michigan
NU
Penn
UCLA
USC
Virginia
Vanderbilt

Like other poster said, all CA schools are forced to ask for convictions only.

Schools that asked for arrest/charges:

Duke
NYU
Fordham
Cornell
GWU
WUSTL

I just looked at which ones I had to write attachments for ;) Really annoying because I was acquitted without trial.


Actually, Vanderbilt does ask for charges. Also, HYS does not.

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby Mr. T » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:26 pm

Anyone else have schools to add to this list?

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby JDO » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:41 am

When these law schools ask for "convictions," would we disclose adjudications from when we were under the age of 18?

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby lt0826 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Also if it was a long time ago Harvard and BU only ask for misdemeanor convictions from the last 5 years. BU will want older misdemeanors if it resulted in jail time, but if it was a petty misdemeanor from 10 years ago they don't even want to know about it.

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby lt0826 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:13 pm

Mr. T wrote:Anyone else have schools to add to this list?


UNLV
UT (do not need to disclose convictions if expunged - but says to disclose deferred adjudication)

BTW Yale does ask for disclosure if you pled guilty to a crime, so that would mean disclosing pleas that involve deferred adjudication or stays of proceedings.

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby Mr. T » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:47 pm

Thought this might be good to start up again - any lists of schools only asking for convictions would be a great help!

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby Anonymous Loser » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:29 pm

You realize that every state bar application will require you to disclose arrests and charges as well as convictions, don't you?

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Re: Law Schools Who Don't Ask for Anything But Convictions?

Postby Mr. T » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:44 am

Yes, I do. But this thread is trying to determine what law schools only ask for convictions.

Back on topic, one school I did find that only asks for convictions (filling out the app last night) is the Univ of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Please add others if you know of any! Thanks!




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