I am occasionally asked if it is possible to go to law school with a blotch or misdemeanor on your record. The short answer is that it is possible, but not easy. "From Prison to Law School" tells about Serena Nunn who is graduating from Michigan Law after spending almost sixteen years in a penitentiary.
She had powerful recommenders, took responsibility for her actions, and paid her debt to society. For those of you applying to law school who have made serious mistakes in the past and learned from them, her example should inspire you.