Friday, January 14, 2011
Ohio Supreme Court Denies Ohio State Grad's Application to Sit for Bar Because of $170k Student Loan Debt
The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an Ohio State graduate's application to sit for the Ohio Bar on character on fitness grounds because he had no "feasible plan" to pay off his $170,000 in student loan debt (as well as $16,500 in credit-card debt) in light of his part time job with the public defender's office. He previously had failed the Ohio bar exam three times (July 2008, February 2009, and July 2009).
- In re Application of Griffin, Slip Opinion No. 2011-Ohio-20 (Jan. 11, 2011)
- ABA Journal, Law Grad with No Plan to Repay Debt Fails Character and Fitness Mandate, Ohio Top Court Says
- Above the Law, Character & Fitness Fail for Graduate With ‘No Plan’ To Pay Off His Debts
- InstaPundit, You Went to Law School, You Ran Up a Lot of Debt, and Now You Can’t Get Admitted to the Bar Because Having Huge Debts and No Plan to Pay Them Back Fails the "Character and Fitness" Test