What is the most common reason for denial of a bar applicant?

A pattern of dishonesty in dealings with employers, schools, and authorities, including the Board is a common reason for denial of bar applicants. Giving false information on the application or failing to be completely candid in the application process is a serious issue, which will have negative consequences for an applicant. The failure to be fully responsive to application questions, or any other lack of candor in an application, involves unsworn statements made to an agency of the Supreme Court. Since this dishonesty would be both current and ongoing, the applicant charged would have a difficult time demonstrating rehabilitation.