Question about being a legacy

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ErikC25
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Question about being a legacy

Postby ErikC25 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:01 pm

My mother and father both attented Seton Hall University as undergrads. Additionally, my father attended law school at Seton Hall. Would this give me a significant advantage (if any at all) when applying to Seton Hall law school?

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:02 pm

You need an advantage to get into Seton hall?

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:03 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:You need an advantage to get into Seton hall?
+180
Perhaps OP is trying to find an excuse to slack off on LSAT prep/school work?

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby ErikC25 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:09 pm

Or, perhaps, I am just looking for a serious response. Please leave your sarcastic comments somewhere else.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:13 pm

ErikC25 wrote:Or, perhaps, I am just looking for a serious response. Please leave your sarcastic comments somewhere else.
Fine. Some people on here will tell you that it does nothing. Others will tell you it may provide a slight boost. Ultimately, don't count on it to help.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby NZA » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:27 pm

Totally gives you an edge. I heard you don't even have to take the LSAT in order to get in if you're dad got in there.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby loblaw » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:31 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:You need an advantage to get into Seton hall?


lolz

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby CrimLaw300 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:02 am

ErikC25 wrote:Or, perhaps, I am just looking for a serious response. Please leave your sarcastic comments somewhere else.


FWIW, my father graduated from WUSTL, and I was just waitlisted today. I'd say it won't give you too much of an advantage if your numbers aren't up to par.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby alexonfyre » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:12 am

Conventional Wisdom is that unless your father has a building/grant/professorship named after him, then chances are it ain't gonna help. But like they said, a well-trained German Shepherd could probably at least make the waitlist at Seton Hall (URM?) so I wouldn't even worry about it.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby bp shinners » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:44 am

Unless they can pick up a phone, call the school, and get someone important on the line just by dropping your last name, it's probably not going to add much.

However, it's certainly not going to hurt at all, so don't pass over that box.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:17 am

ErikC25 wrote:Or, perhaps, I am just looking for a serious response. Please leave your sarcastic comments somewhere else.


yeah you picked the wrong forum for that. Most people on here would prefer to belittle you, show that they are message board witty, or give you non advice rather than try to answer any question you have. If I were you I'd ask the admissions office. It can't hurt to call and ask them a general question about legacy and whether it's factored into admission. The answer they give you would be more credited than anything from TLS and you don't even have to give them your name. Hopefully that helps.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby jeremysen » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:32 am

Wow...some major douche responses in this thread.
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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby lawfuture10 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:33 am

Without knowing the rest of your story (read: your numbers) its impossible for anyone to tell you whether or not being a legacy will help.

If you're a 2.5 145, your dad going there is not going to help you. If you are borderline, I would sell the shit out of the legacy and make sure to include it in your PS. (Don't focus your PS around it, but subtly mention at the end perhaps)

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby alexonfyre » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:52 am

jeremysen wrote:Wow...some major douche responses in this message board.


FTFY

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:27 am

alexonfyre wrote:
jeremysen wrote:Wow...some major douche responses in this message board.


FTFY

The irony :lol:

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:33 am

alexonfyre wrote:
jeremysen wrote:Wow...some major douche responses in this message board.


FTFY


+1.

OP, it won't hurt, but I would imagine it's effects to only be marginal.

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Re: Question about being a legacy

Postby alexonfyre » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:41 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
alexonfyre wrote:
jeremysen wrote:Wow...some major douche responses in this message board.


FTFY

The irony :lol:


We are proud of our doucheyness. We believe if you got it, you should flaunt it.




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