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Postby mcase841 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:31 pm

WP :P
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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:32 pm

Come back with a real score.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby aliarrow » Tue May 10, 2011 2:33 pm

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby kaiser » Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 pm

It would make for an interesting sidenote in your personal statement, but it won't override a poor LSAT score. Just focus on the test.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby dpk711 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:40 pm

mcase841 wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Birth certificate or GTFO


I can easily prove it.

Then do it, TLS-virgin.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby aliarrow » Tue May 10, 2011 2:47 pm

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue May 10, 2011 2:54 pm

It might get you an application fee waiver. Beyond that, anything would just be a guess. Can you threaten to take your name back ?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby orm518 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:01 pm

Thought this thread seemed similar to me for some reason....

So TLS has the descendants of both the founders of UPenn (but not the Law school itself as was hashed out) and Cornell?

Weird.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue May 10, 2011 3:02 pm

So where is Leland Stanford IV ?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby kaiser » Tue May 10, 2011 3:07 pm

When you write your PS, make sure to call him grand-daddy Ezzy

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 3:08 pm

On that note, imagine having to be the Cornell adcomm writing a reject letter to Mr. Cornell.

"Dear Mr. Cornell:

...Unfortunately, we are unable to accept you to Cornell..."

Or more awkwardly, a wait list announcement asking Mr. Cornell to confirm that he is still interested in attending Cornell.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:09 pm

aliarrow wrote:
kaiser wrote:It would make for an interesting sidenote in your personal statement, but it won't override a poor LSAT score. Just focus on the test.


You must be new to college admissions

(Lineage/Wealth > Hard Factors > Soft Factors)


Lineage on its own isn't gonna get him much. Lineage as an indicator of wealth, power or influence is what counts, and it doesn't sound like OP has any of the three.

Being a poor Cornell without influence or power might be a bit of a boost, but it's not like being a Bush, Kennedy, Rockefeller or Pritzker.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 3:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
kaiser wrote:It would make for an interesting sidenote in your personal statement, but it won't override a poor LSAT score. Just focus on the test.


You must be new to college admissions

(Lineage/Wealth > Hard Factors > Soft Factors)


Lineage on its own isn't gonna get him much. Lineage as an indicator of wealth, power or influence is what counts, and it doesn't sound like OP has any of the three.

Being a poor Cornell without influence or power might be a bit of a boost, but it's not like being a Bush, Kennedy, Rockefeller or Pritzker.


On the other hand, were he born a Cooley he would be pretty much guaranteed a full scholarship with top 10% stipulation from his namesake.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:12 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
kaiser wrote:It would make for an interesting sidenote in your personal statement, but it won't override a poor LSAT score. Just focus on the test.


You must be new to college admissions

(Lineage/Wealth > Hard Factors > Soft Factors)


Lineage on its own isn't gonna get him much. Lineage as an indicator of wealth, power or influence is what counts, and it doesn't sound like OP has any of the three.

Being a poor Cornell without influence or power might be a bit of a boost, but it's not like being a Bush, Kennedy, Rockefeller or Pritzker.

TBF, there was a poster who got into Yale with like a 3.7, 158 non-URM because of his lineage.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby aliarrow » Tue May 10, 2011 3:14 pm

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby Case2L » Tue May 10, 2011 4:28 pm

New admin advice: legally change your name to that of your target law school. "Mr. George Town, thank you for submitting your application..."

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby Fred_McGriff » Tue May 10, 2011 4:40 pm

Cornelius Vanderbilt VI walked right into Vandy... mostly because he did Teach For America and was a pre-law major.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby orm518 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:Cornelius Vanderbilt VI walked right into Vandy... mostly because he did Teach For America and was a pre-law major.


I'd heard he was a Criminal Justice major, no?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 4:43 pm

orm518 wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:Cornelius Vanderbilt VI walked right into Vandy... mostly because he did Teach For America and was a pre-law major.


I'd heard he was a Criminal Justice major, no?


It was probably a double major. That makes all the difference to adcomms, you know.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby Fred_McGriff » Tue May 10, 2011 4:44 pm

He studied abroad. They were pretty blown away by someone having experience studying in another country, not something they had really seen before.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby minnbills » Tue May 10, 2011 5:09 pm

mcase841 wrote: I'm looking at inferior schools because of my low GPA, but should I purse this? Any feedback would be great.


Well, at least you inherited some arrogance from "that kind of society."

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby nphsbuckeye » Tue May 10, 2011 7:25 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
kaiser wrote:It would make for an interesting sidenote in your personal statement, but it won't override a poor LSAT score. Just focus on the test.


You must be new to college admissions

(Lineage/Wealth > Hard Factors > Soft Factors)


Lineage on its own isn't gonna get him much. Lineage as an indicator of wealth, power or influence is what counts, and it doesn't sound like OP has any of the three.

Being a poor Cornell without influence or power might be a bit of a boost, but it's not like being a Bush, Kennedy, Rockefeller or Pritzker.

Are the Carnegies still hot shit? Half of Pittsburgh is named after 'em; that has to account for something.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby DocHawkeye » Tue May 10, 2011 7:36 pm

So what you're saying is I should have told the adcoms that my 26th great grandfather on my mother's side was King of Scotland (900 or so years ago). Damn it. I knew I forgot something.




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