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Law school character and fitness question help?

ShouldBeSleeping asked:

So I am a senior in college and I am in the process of applying to law schools. I hit a hitch in the road when I came to the “character and fitness” questions. I went to a university but I was suspended from the school for a year due to a conflict that got out of hand between myself and my roommate. During the time that I was off, I worked, got closer to God and decided to attend a bigger,more prestigious university. It has been three years since the incident happened and I am about to graduate and hoping to attend law school. Does anyone know how this will affect me? The questions asks “Have you ever been suspended,expelled….” I am going to be honest and answer yes but I need help with how to phrase my addendum section where I explain myself. Can anyone give me some insight, what to do, what to say???
Thanx
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6 Responses to “Law school character and fitness question help?”

  1. Heather Mac on April 5th, 2009 12:33 am

    Just be honest and explain the situation. They don’t expect people to have spotless pasts. . .they just want honesty. As long as you are up front with them, you will be fine. Just tell them what you said here. Also, the fact that it was 3 years ago looks good as well. Good luck.

  2. laughter_every_day on April 5th, 2009 10:06 pm

    be honest complete and clear. if you use the phrasing that you used in your question, “a conflict that got out of hand,” your will be seen as dishonestly attempting to minimize. If you got in a fight, say so. If it was something more, say so. Don’t attempt to minimize, but add in the parts assuring the school that they need not fear that the situation will recurr.

  3. hexeliebe on April 6th, 2009 1:44 pm

    I spent three years of my life working for the NSA in Europe after a few years of cocaine and Alcohol.

    You think being an attorney is any more difficult?

    Tell the truth. It’s just that simple.

  4. stiggo629 on April 9th, 2009 7:46 pm

    Be honest. If you lie and they find out, you’ll be kicked out for sure, and then you’ll have a much harder time finding a school to take you.

    I was also expelled from my original undergraduate school (For basically not attending classes). I explained what happened, why it happened, and how getting myself straightened out helped make me better. My law school had no problem with it. I suggest you do the same.

  5. Dina K on April 12th, 2009 9:17 pm

    Don’t just explain the incident, make sure you explain the steps you have taken to right a wrong. Explain how you spent time thinking about the issue during your suspension, how you worked on your “issue”, how you started going to church, what things you have done to show people you aren’t the “monster” that your original university pinned you as. Explain that it was one single day, momentary lapse of judgment of a young college student (and TEEN) if you were still a TEENAGER. Explain how you have changed after that incident and how you have grown from the experience.

  6. toxicdecoy on April 13th, 2009 3:35 pm

    Make sure to describe the situation honestly and in detail. Use your senior year to dispel any doubts the colleges may have about your eligibility. You should be able to overcome a school suspension, if you prove you have learned a lesson. ♣