Can failure to disclose a prior disciplinary proceeding result in expulsion from law school?

 

Failure to disclose a prior disciplinary proceeding can result in expulsion from law school, unfortunately. Law schools, bar examiners take these matters extremely seriously regardless of what the offense that a student was found responsible at their college or university. Whether it involved Title IX, sexual misconduct, an academic integrity or academic misconduct charge or even a general disciplinary issue, the expectation is that a student has to disclose that when applying to law schools. Even the most minimal offenses, such as a noise violation in a dorm, if it's not disclosed can create major complication for a student both in law school and when trying to become an attorney.

An experienced attorney advisor can help let a student know what needs to be disclosed and how to best address these kinds of situations. They should be involved in the process as early as possible.

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