Listing relatives that went to a top law school

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Jdenniscpa
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Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby Jdenniscpa » Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:24 pm

My great grandmother was the first woman to graduate from a certain top law school. In the application for that law school, it asks if I have family members that graduated from that law school. I am not the applicant, my husband is. I am assuming that its probably a stretch to put her down as a relative since the relation is by marriage? What do you think?

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby dresden doll » Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:33 pm

He can probably put it down, not that it will make much difference.

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby Knock » Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:35 pm

Jdenniscpa wrote:My great grandmother was the first woman to graduate from a certain top law school. In the application for that law school, it asks if I have family members that graduated from that law school. I am not the applicant, my husband is. I am assuming that its probably a stretch to put her down as a relative since the relation is by marriage? What do you think?


Yeah, I think that's a bit of a stretch. I wouldn't put it down. Great-grandma-in-law is quite a bit removed from your husband. I don't think it will hurt you to put it down though, but it shouldn't help you. I'd personally just leave it blank, but if you want to list it, go for it, it's not a big deal.

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby Jdenniscpa » Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:39 pm

True, its just the only law school where either of us have any relatives as alumni, so its nice to just be able to put something down really!

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby 005618502 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:16 pm

It really doesnt matter, unless that person is a HUGE contributer then it wont help

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby megaTTTron » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:09 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:It really doesnt matter, unless that person is a HUGE contributer then it wont help


Probably credited, even though technically, the person is your husband's relative.

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:15 am

Unless they sit on the board of trustees you're doing it wrong

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Re: Listing relatives that went to a top law school

Postby 005618502 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:29 am

2Serious4Numbers wrote:Unless they sit on the board of trustees you're doing it wrong


In which case they would make 1 phone call, the name on paper you write down means nothing.




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