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Present Mailing Address:*
Permanent Address:*
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Are you a permanent resident of the United States?:*


List chronologically all colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools that you have attended:
Have you ever attended another law school?*
Note: If ‘yes’, please arrange to have an official transcript forwarded to Massachusetts School of Law.
On a separate sheet of paper, you may wish to include details of your academic career that you would like the admissions committee to be aware of- i.e., if your program was unusual in any way or especially rigorous.
Are you applying, or have you applied for admission to other law schools?*


List your last four positions of full time employment, including summer employment:

Character and Fitness

Please note: Some bar examiners may require this information, more extensive information, and/or other information as a prerequisite for admission to the bar. Applicants are advised to contact the Bar Examiners of the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice to ascertain whether criminal conviction(s) may impede, or prevent, their admission to the practice of law in that jurisdiction. Admission to, or graduation from, law school does not guarantee a registrant that he/she will be eligible to sit for a bar examination and/or be admitted to the practice of law.

Have you ever been issued a disposition regarding a violation of any criminal law that has resulted in a conviction?*

In answering this question, you may exclude from your answer the following matters:

1. An arrest, detention, or disposition for which a conviction has been vacated;

2.A first conviction for any of the following misdemeanors: drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray or disturbance of the peace; and

3.Any conviction of a misdemeanor where such conviction occurred more than five (5) years prior to the date of this application unless you were sentenced to imprisonment upon conviction of such misdemeanor.

If ‘yes’ please describe the nature of the charge; the circumstances involved; the sentence imposed; and the court in which the case was heard. Use a separate sheet of paper.

Please note: Upon seeking admission to the bar, the Board of Bar Examiners will have you complete a far more extensive questionnaire and background check of your character and fitness to be admitted to the bar. Please describe any involvement with civil litigation or any outstanding judgements the Bar Examiners may consider to negatively or positively reflect on your character and fitness to practice law.

Are there any unsatisfied judgments or court orders of continuing effect against you?*
Have you ever been a party in any legal or administrative proceeding?*
Have you ever been adjudged bankrupt or insolvent?*
Have you ever been placed on probation, suspended or dismissed from any educational institution either for academic or disciplinary reasons?*
Each applicant must submit a personal statement as part of the admission process. The statement should emphasize the applicant’s background, suitability for admission, or the reasons for undertaking legal studies. Applicants may write about personal characteristics and circumstances; strengths; work experiences; extracurricular activities; ethnic, economic, and educational background; or any other topic that will help the committee evaluate you.
I hereby certify that all of the information provided by me in this application (or any other accompanying or required documents) is correct, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Signature/Full Name of Applicant*
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