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you_were_driving
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Recent Arrest

Postby you_were_driving » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:14 am

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mst
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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby mst » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:19 am

It won't kill you. There's plenty of other threads/sites with info on how to properly write these, so do some searching on that front... Don't get me wrong, it will be a negative factor (especially due to the fact that it is occurring so close to when you are applying, which doesn't speak volumes about any maturity you might have gained between the incident and attending law school), but not enough to lock you out of all the top 50/60 schools in my opinion...

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Jack Smirks
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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby Jack Smirks » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:25 am

Party.

you_were_driving
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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby you_were_driving » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:27 am

naterj wrote:Party.


agreed, too much apparently, hence the 3.3

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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby wester0 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:56 pm

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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby cortnf » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:05 pm

wester0 wrote:I don't mean to hijack your thread but I don't think my question would justify me creating a new one.

Sophomore year the campus police found me drinking beer in a dorm room. The school made me do community service and write an essay. Later that year, I was charged with minor in consumption. The charge was dismissed after I paid court costs. Senior year I used a female friend's keys to get into her dorm room, with her permission, to drop some stuff off. The dorm was girls only, an RA saw me and I was banned from the dorms for a year.

What impact would these have on my app?

Thanks.


you should have started a new thread.

OP: just explain the facts of the situation in an addendum. it's not great, but it likely won't kill your app.

hijacker: the first one, just lay out the facts and say you learned from the situation. the second one, explain the situation and take responsibility. adcomms are not going to like that situation though.

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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:06 pm

wester0 wrote:I don't mean to hijack your thread but I don't think my question would justify me creating a new one.

Sophomore year the campus police found me drinking beer in a dorm room. The school made me do community service and write an essay. Later that year, I was charged with minor in consumption. The charge was dismissed after I paid court costs. Senior year I used a female friend's keys to get into her dorm room, with her permission, to drop some stuff off. The dorm was girls only, an RA saw me and I was banned from the dorms for a year.

What impact would these have on my app?

Thanks.


Probably not anything too negative but you should disclose.

On a side note: did you get in trouble for being in a female only dorm or because you had unauthorized access to the building? If it is the former it is your fault for going to an uptight college.

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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby wester0 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:13 pm

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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:42 am

Am I the only one thinking this could come to bite the OP in the ass?

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MrKappus
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Re: Recent Arrest

Postby MrKappus » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:51 am

whymeohgodno wrote:Am I the only one thinking this could come to bite the OP in the ass?


Yes.




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