Character and fitness

All lawyers must be of requisite character and fitness to practice law. The duty to report character or fitness issues is continuous from the point when you apply to Wayne Law through graduation. Please review Sections 11 and 14 below taken from the Wayne Law Admissions Application for reference. 

Incoming students

Your admission application requires you to provide information relating to character and fitness. If you haven't fully disclosed conduct that should have been reported, you should amend your application as soon as possible by completing this form, explaining the conduct and the reason for your failure to initially disclose it. Submit the completed form and accompanying documents to the assistant dean of student affairs at lawsao@wayne.edu.

If conduct covered by the admission application character and fitness questions occurs after you have submitted your application but before you begin law school, you should amend your application by submitting this form to the assistant dean of student affairs at lawsao@wayne.edu, explaining the conduct and when it occurred.

Current students

Once you start school, you should disclose all conduct covered by the admissions application character and fitness questions that you previously haven't reported, or that occurs after you commence law school, as soon as possible to the assistant dean of student affairs by completing this form.

Character and fitness
disclosure form 

Amending for other reasons

You can amend your application for reasons unrelated to character and fitness by submitting a letter of explanation to the assistant dean of student affairs. 

Resources

Article written by the manager of the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Department

Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (which also serves law students)


Student Code of Conduct

Wayne Law students are bound by the Wayne State University Student Code of Conduct and other policies.

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