This section is required for applicants to the LL.M.
programs and optional for applicants to the Master's and Graduate Certificate
Applicants are expected to read the questions on this
portion of the application carefully and contact the Office of Admissions with
questions. Applicants who answer "Yes" to any of these questions must
attach an addendum to their application which provides full disclosure as to
the date, nature of the offense, and disposition related to each incident.
Applicants have a continuing duty to disclose character and
fitness issues that may arise between the time of application submission and
matriculation. This is particularly important for applicants interested in
sitting for a U.S. bar examination as there are character, fitness, and other
qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants
are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they
intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all
relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar
We review all applications holistically with the greatest
focus on your recent conduct. We welcome applicants who have made and learned
from mistakes. We value honesty and candor. Failure to answer questions
honestly can lead to revocation of an admission offer.
For the following questions, you do not need to include
offenses for which the record of your arrest, conviction, or sentence was
expunged or annulled after a petition brought by you pursuant to statute was