From what I understand, it is illegal for a law school to inquire about a sealed or expunged record.
ORC: 2953.33 asserts that an individual may not be questioned in regards to a sealed or expunged record unless the question bears a direct and substantial relationship to the position for which the person is being considered. Firstly, when applying to a law school, one is not applying to practice law, rather, one is applying to study law. Secondly, the Supreme Court of Ohio delegates the authority to admit applicants to practice law to the BAR examiners, not the law schools themselves.
Also, practicing law is a privilege, correct? According to ORC 2953.33 all rights and PRIVILEGES are restored to an individal whose record has been ordered expunged or sealed.If practicing law is a privilege and all privileges are restored to an individual upon an order by a court to seal or expunge a record, I conclude that the BAR examiners cannot deny an individual a license to practice law if the record in question has been ordered sealed or expunged.