Before or after starting law school, you realize you omitted information that was called for on the application. Given the potential consequences of this omission, you want solid answers about how to best correct your law school application. These are some of the types of questions you need to answer:
- Am I obligated to amend my law school application?
- How do I amend my law school application?
- What happens if I just hope it never gets noticed?
- If I don’t get it right, do I have to worry about consequences later in my career?
- Am I going to get disciplined by my law school?
- Can I mitigate or prevent the worst consequences?
- What are the benefits of getting advice from a lawyer who has my sole interests in mind?
The Character & Fitness Committee has asked you to explain an apparent discrepancy between your law school application and your New York State Character and Fitness Questionnaire. Can an experienced bar admission lawyer help you use this as an opportunity to demonstrate that you do in fact have the requisite character and fitness to practice law in New York?
How you handle this could say more about your character and fitness to practice law now than any past mistake. You know you need to be honest, but how can you do so without hurting your chances for admission?
When the stakes are this high, make the investment now in getting the job done right, and in doing so, gain peace of mind.
While there is no substitute for getting advice about your specific situation, you can click here to learn more about my general approach to amending a law school application on the American Bar Association’s blog for law students.