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A quick definition of actual knowledge:

Actual knowledge is when someone is aware of a fact or circumstance and has no doubt that it exists. It is different from intent, which means someone plans for a certain result to happen, and from constructive knowledge, which means someone should have known about something if they were being careful. Actual knowledge can be direct and clear, or it can be implied if someone should have known more information. It is important in many areas of law, including criminal law and bankruptcy.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Actual knowledge is a state of mind in which a person has no substantial doubt about the existence of a fact or circumstance. It is direct and clear knowledge, as distinguished from constructive knowledge.

Examples:

  • If a person witnesses an accident, they have actual knowledge of the injury.
  • If a plaintiff knows about their injury, they have actual knowledge of it.
  • If a person knows that a statement they are making is untrue, they have actual knowledge of the falsehood.

These examples illustrate that actual knowledge is a person's direct and clear awareness of a fact or circumstance. It is not based on assumptions or inferences, but rather on firsthand observation or experience.

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anyone have advice on submitting an additional rec letter after WL even if the admissions officer said it's not necessary? rec letter is from someone affiliated with the school..
I would still do it
18:01
not someone claiming they got accepted from the SMU WL
One of my waitlist allowed me to submit a fifth letter of rec after submitting 4 in my initial applicstion
18:03
I just hope SMU gives me a chance once my test results post :’)
If it’s another prof, I would ask the law school if it’s okay if the new recommender submitted another letter directly to admissions team, if they say yes definitely go for it
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I only have one LOCI for them left and I’m waiting to use it when my last results release, otherwise I would
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