Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

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ClancyTom
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Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

Postby ClancyTom » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:04 am

Two questions:

1. If I have student misconduct, should I reveal it on my application? (Aka, will they ever catch me if I don't?)
2. If so, does student misconduct seriously hurt your admission chances?

Here's the incident in question: I was at the Rose-Bowl for the 2006 UCLA-USC game. And by "at", I mean I was technically there, but far far far too drunk to fully remember it. A douche bag in full Trojan regalia started calling people around me names. Naturally I grabbed a pom-pom (yes a pom-pom) out of a near by girls' hand and slapped him in the face with it. Security saw this, decided it was both retarded and inappropriate, and started to escort me out of the stadium... at which point ZAM! I slipped out of their grasp and ran away from security. Freedom didn't last long however, as I was quickly tackled by guards in front of several thousand people. ANYWAY... I got sent to the dean's office. I was given a warning, and that's all that ever came of it. What should I do with that on my applications?

As for my other stats that might affect admission: GPA 3.8, haven't taken the lsat yet (taking it in october), but PT 170-173

Thanks.

whymeohgodno
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Re: Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:07 am

ClancyTom wrote:Two questions:

1. If I have student misconduct, should I reveal it on my application? (Aka, will they ever catch me if I don't?)
2. If so, does student misconduct seriously hurt your admission chances?

Here's the incident in question: I was at the Rose-Bowl for the 2006 UCLA-USC game. And by "at", I mean I was technically there, but far far far too drunk to fully remember it. A douche bag in full Trojan regalia started calling people around me names. Naturally I grabbed a pom-pom (yes a pom-pom) out of a near by girls' hand and slapped him in the face with it. Security saw this, decided it was both retarded and inappropriate, and started to escort me out of the stadium... at which point ZAM! I slipped out of their grasp and ran away from security. Freedom didn't last long however, as I was quickly tackled by guards in front of several thousand people. ANYWAY... I got sent to the dean's office. I was given a warning, and that's all that ever came of it. What should I do with that on my applications?

As for my other stats that might affect admission: GPA 3.8, haven't taken the lsat yet (taking it in october), but PT 170-173

Thanks.


Disclose. If you don't you're stupid.

It won't affect your chances unless you have a history of this kind of behavior.

ScaredWorkedBored
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Re: Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:29 am

1. The school probably won't catch you, but the state bar will. Then you've lied on your law school application and you're in deep shit.

2. Not unless it's chronic or egregious (i.e. academic misconduct or something that, factually, would be a serious crime).

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El_Gallo
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Re: Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

Postby El_Gallo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:40 am

Oh, you're that guy...lol

Soda Mixer
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Re: Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

Postby Soda Mixer » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:52 am

It might hurt your chances at USC.

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Re: Student Misconduct Effect on Chances?

Postby fatduck » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:23 pm

Soda Mixer wrote:It might hurt your chances at USC.


well played




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