5 things you need to know

Disclosing a Criminal Record to Law Schools

If you’ve made a mistake, admit it up front.

Mea Culpa.



re-litigate the issue.


Even if you feel you were wrongfully accused, this is not the place to make excuses or explain.

The harder the crime, the harder the time.


If you have committed a more serious crime, you need to prove that you've worked harder to rehabilitate yourself.

Do. Not. Lie.


Lying about your past violates the ethical standards of lawyers. So tell the truth.

Be precise.


Call or visit the relevant court and get records certifying the disposition of your case.


Work with an  admissions expert to maximize  your chances of getting accepted to law school.