Tag Archive: disclosure

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Finishing Law Applications: Get Ready to Submit!

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Not Christmas; December LSAT scores will be released soon after the New Year, and you’ll be ready to finalize your schools list and get those applications out the door. This is the time when law school applicants are tempted to hurry up and submit things, and therefore it’s also the time when most mistakes are made.

To help you avoid those killer errors, here are your final, extra steps to make sure your hard work pays off:

1. Read your personal statement. Out loud. This is how you notice errors and typos, especially those pesky extra words and the casualties of quickie cut-and-paste jobs.

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Important Words to Look for in Law School Application Disclosures

Every law school application I know of asks about some mix-and-match of criminal disclosures.

And every school asks differently, so there is no “universal” disclosure for all schools. They could make one if they wanted, but they choose not to. So for now, you’re stuck reading each question carefully and making sure you answer it accurately. It’s very possible that you end up having to check “yes” for some schools and and “no” for others depending on what they’re asking for in their disclosure questions.

You would be forgiven for thinking that the law school application forms assume you’ve gone to law school before you’ve actually gone to law school. These terms are quite technical, and you might not now whether what you did or what was done to you constitutes an “arrest,” a “charge,” or a “conviction,” for example.

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Out After Curfew: Do You Have to Disclose?

Disclosure is an extremely common issue that many students deal with in law school applications, and this question comes from right here at Most Strongly Supported:

Three days before my 18th birthday, I was caught being out at night after curfew. There was no drinking or anything like it involved. The police made me wait for my parents to come get me, same with my friends.

The told me they were giving me a warning, but I never received any type of documentation so was led to believe it was verbal. I was also under the impression that since I was turning 18 in three days, that warning would be taken from my record anyway. Is this something that needs to be disclosed [on my law school applications]? And how do I find out if it was actually a written warning?