sublime wrote: EG12 wrote:
sublime wrote:Seriously? They want me to hunt down court documents for a poss of alcohol by a minor violation from 6 years ago. I already have an offer that I am happy with from another school. I may just reply with don't worry about it, and withdraw. The only school I have had ask for it. wtf.
I would not do this. You will need this document in three years to apply for the bar anyway. It's easier to get a top secret clearance than to pass the background section of the bar lol. They will want EVERYTHING you have ever done, every job you have ever worked, even if for 3 hours, and most definitely the same information. So you may as well get it now and kill two birds with one stone. Ask any 2L or 3L about the bar application, its very comprehensive and no joke.
Yea, perhaps I may have initially overreacted. I understand why they want it and wanting to protect themselves, but out of 18 schools, they have been the only one to ask for it so far. Also, I have deposit deadlines coming up 4/1, so even if I get it to them, I doubt a decision would be made in time anyway. And I would most certainly lose that document in the next 3 years. Frustrated.
I understand your frustration. They see it two ways. 1.) If you for some reason had an issue that would prevent you from applying to the bar, they are not going to waste your time. They are very thorough and respectfully so. 2.) They figure if that is too much to ask, they would question your commitment to the whole process and your studies.
Now I'm not in any means questioning your conviction or dedication; I'm simply giving you an objective outside view of things as the committee may see it. If you are not dead set on UF and it would be a huge headache, then do what you feel is best for you. Either way, I would have that document secure and located because you don't want to be going through the process of getting it in the middle of law school semester. Maybe obtain it and put it behind the frame of a picture you know you will have up in your room. Just a suggestion? Good luck to you either way!