Professionalism and Admission to the Bar Module Quiz

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Question 1: The character and fitness process that is conducted by the state bar is a form of background check.:*

True
False

Question 2: What is the purpose of the character and fitness process?:*

A. To ensure that applicants possess current good moral character
B. To weed out applicants who have been charged with a crime
C. To disqualify applicants who violated their law school’s Code of Student Discipline
D. All of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is not evaluated in determining whether an applicant possesses good moral character?:*

A. Honesty
B. Respect for rights of others and for the law
C. Trustworthiness
D. Service to the community
E. Commitment to judicial process and to the efficient administration of justice

Question 4: Which of the following generally is considered to be one of the greatest concerns during the character and fitness process?:*

A. Making false statements and intentional omissions
B. Minor in possession of alcohol
C. Driving while under the influence at age 21
D. Past credit problem

Question 5: It usually is not the underlying incident that raises concern during the character and fitness process, but how the matter was handled.:*

True
False

Question 6: When Dean Alsup said, “if it is something that you would not want your mother to see, then you don’t want to have it appearing,” he was referring to which of the following?:*

A. A blog
B. Facebook
C. Twitter
D. The Internet

Question 7: A character and fitness certification is submitted to a state bar by the law school after the student graduates.:*

True
False

Question 8: Why is it important to confirm all requirements with the bar of the state in which you plan to practice?:*

A. So you are aware of filing deadlines
B. To determine whether there are law student registration requirements
C. Because some state bars offer financial incentives for early registration
D. All of the above

Question 9: Where should you submit amendments or updates to your law school application after you have matriculated at MSU Law? :*

A. Admissions Office
B. Associate Dean for Student Engagement
C. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
D. Dean

Question 10: The Character and Fitness Committee is less forgiving about incidents that occur while you are a law student.:*

True
False