New reporting process for university discipline

As you probably already know, almost every law school requires applicants to disclose their histories of university discipline (if any).  A handful of schools also ask students to have their undergraduate institutions complete an independent report of their disciplinary record, known most often as a Dean’s Letter or Dean’s Certification.  Up until now, the request for a Dean’s Letter has gone through the Pre-Law Advising Office.  That is changing: Effective immediately, all requests will now go through the Dean of Students Office.

There are also related changes in what the Dean of Students Office will and will not report from your disciplinary record (short version: they’ll report less, but you still should disclose everything). 

For more on the new process, with links to the Dean of Student’s forms, instructions and policies, read the updated Dean’s Certification page here.