Dean’s Certification

Most law schools will require you to provide information about any prior disciplinary or academic issues, whether or not the school asks for a dean’s certification. Answer such questions truthfully and disclose information pertaining to your records. If you fail to disclose this information, you could face in severe consequences in the admissions process and possibly later, when you apply to be admitted to the bar. If any academic or disciplinary action is taken against you after you submit your applications, you must notify the schools to which you have applied.

Dean's certification forms are required by a small number of law schools. Many schools also require a dean's letter or certification if you are applying to transfer to that law school. Certifications are required either before, or after you have been accepted, depending on the school. Read the application carefully for the school policy or call the school's admissions office if you need clarification.

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