In applications to the University of Minnesota Law School, students have a continuing duty to provide accurate, candid, and complete responses to all required questions. Applicants must fully disclose all past legal or academic misconduct, even if it occurred when the student was a minor or if records have been expunged. This disclosure obligation continues throughout a student’s legal education.
A student’s admission to the Law School may be revoked, or registration canceled, on the grounds of: providing false, misleading, or evasive responses on the initial application; or failure to formally report and amend an application to correct inaccuracies, omissions, or new incidents of misconduct.
Requests to amend an application to the Law School, whether to correct the initial application or to disclose misconduct that occurred after admission, must be made in writing through the Application Amendment Request, and should be directed to the Assistant Dean of Students Office (scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct hardcopies to our office). These requests for amendment, which may include supporting documentation where appropriate, should provide:
a) A complete statement of the updated or corrected facts;
b) A full explanation regarding why the information was not accurately or timely disclosed;
c) Additional documentation, if applicable; and
d) Any additional information that would permit the Law School to make a determination whether to accept the requested amendment or to cancel a student’s enrollment.
Students should be aware that in bar applications, they may be required to provide supporting documentation, or explain why such documentation is not available. If a student's recollection of past misconduct is incomplete, due diligence should be employed to obtain documentation, and the student should keep a record of steps taken to contact the appropriate authority in the location where the incident took place, even if such documentation no longer exists.
Responses to requests to amend an application are made upon review of the amendment request, supporting documentation, and a review of the entire student file.