Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

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bardreams
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Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby bardreams » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:43 am

Just out of curiosity, but someone on the other side of the room had opened his test booklet to the next section after they completed the current section being timed. (i.e. after he finished section one, he flipped to section two). I don't know if they started working on it or not, but it was open. the proctors noticed and said something to the guy but that's all. They didn't take the test away or write a slip to my knowledge.

Just wondering if that person could have left the test center and not known they were being written up.
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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby NiccoloA » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:15 am

Also intersted.
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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby dietcoke0 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:19 am

Guessing no.Girl in front of me was finishing up a bubble as time expired, literally one second after pencils down, and she got a yellow misconduct slip.

But I've heard stories they don't have to notify you, but guessing they would.

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby kahechsof » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:23 am

What happens if you get a misconduct slip?

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby dietcoke0 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:52 am

An astrik on your score saying you didn't follow the rules, and some schools will take it into consideration when choosing a applicant

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby NiccoloA » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:05 pm

How do you know if you get that asterisk? Is it e-mailed with your score?

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby kahechsof » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:13 pm

NiccoloA wrote:I was finishing a bubble too when he called time. They didn't yell at me though.


Consider me to be yelling at you now.

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby NiccoloA » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:15 pm

kahechsof wrote:
NiccoloA wrote:I was finishing a bubble too when he called time. They didn't yell at me though.


Consider me to be yelling at you now.


Why? I didn't finish the bubble. He said time and I had the pencil in my hand, I stopped and dropped the pencil. Don't even know if it's going to be scored because it wasn't "fully colored"

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby kahechsof » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:16 pm

NiccoloA wrote:
kahechsof wrote:
NiccoloA wrote:I was finishing a bubble too when he called time. They didn't yell at me though.


Consider me to be yelling at you now.


Why? I didn't finish the bubble. He said time and I had the pencil in my hand, I stopped and dropped the pencil. Don't even know if it's going to be scored because it wasn't "fully colored"


Oh. If you didn't finish it, that's why he didn't yell at you.

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby NiccoloA » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:23 pm

After studying as long as I studied for this thing, I'm not trying to get the score thrown out for an irregularity. God help me if that happened.

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby LSAT Blog » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:30 pm

They would've notified you on-site if you were in trouble. You're fine.

Call LSAC on Monday to confirm if you like. I once called them on behalf of a student with a similar issue, and this is what they told me.

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby newaccountforthis » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:18 pm

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=143719

this implies otherwise I think.

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Re: Do they explicitly tell you about misconduct during test?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:34 pm

kahechsof wrote:What happens if you get a misconduct slip?

I just posted this in another thread, but I'll share it again here. From an ABA guide to applying to law school:

The legal profession has set standards for ethical conduct by lawyers. Similarly, law schools have set standards for ethical conduct by law school applicants through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). These standards are known as the LSAC Rules Governing Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process. Just as lawyers are required to study, understand, and comply with the ABA’s ethical standards, law school applicants are expected to read, understand, and comply with LSAC’s ethical standards. If you fail to comply with LSAC’s ethical standards, you may be barred from admission to law school.

Individual law schools and bar authorities determine what action, if any, they will take in response to a finding of misconduct or irregularity. Such action may include the closing of an admission file, revocation of an offer of admission, dismissal from law school through a school’s internal disciplinary channels, or disbarment. Thus, a finding of misconduct or irregularity is a very serious matter.

Source: http://apps.americanbar.org/legaled/app ... School.pdf

At a minimum you'd have to disclose it and write an addendum explaining what happened, and hope it satisfies them enough that they don't reject you for it.




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