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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 7:40 pm

DocHawkeye wrote: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.


I too failed to mention my distant aristocratic relations. Maybe descending from a Marshall of France would've gotten me into McGill!

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby minnbills » Tue May 10, 2011 7:49 pm

geoduck wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote: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.


I too failed to mention my distant aristocratic relations. Maybe descending from a Marshall of France would've gotten me into McGill!


Were you really? One of Napoleon's? I'm a descendent of the Duke of Guise, maybe I should apply to the Sorbonne?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 10, 2011 7:54 pm

minnbills wrote:
geoduck wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote: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.


I too failed to mention my distant aristocratic relations. Maybe descending from a Marshall of France would've gotten me into McGill!


Were you really? One of Napoleon's? I'm a descendent of the Duke of Guise, maybe I should apply to the Sorbonne?


I'm descended from Oliver Cromwell...Cambridge for me?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue May 10, 2011 7:56 pm

mcase841 wrote: I'm looking at inferior schools because of my low GPA


hey, you seem like a really cool guy! best of luck to you!

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby geoduck » Tue May 10, 2011 8:01 pm

minnbills wrote:
geoduck wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote: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.


I too failed to mention my distant aristocratic relations. Maybe descending from a Marshall of France would've gotten me into McGill!


Were you really? One of Napoleon's? I'm a descendent of the Duke of Guise, maybe I should apply to the Sorbonne?


Yeah, one of Napoleon's. The Prince of Neuchâtel. We should march upon the Sorbonne and demand our acceptances!

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby run26.2 » Tue May 10, 2011 8:05 pm

How come you did not go to Cornell as an undergrad?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby minnbills » Tue May 10, 2011 8:22 pm

geoduck wrote:
minnbills wrote:
geoduck wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote: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.


I too failed to mention my distant aristocratic relations. Maybe descending from a Marshall of France would've gotten me into McGill!


Were you really? One of Napoleon's? I'm a descendent of the Duke of Guise, maybe I should apply to the Sorbonne?


Yeah, one of Napoleon's. The Prince of Neuchâtel. We should march upon the Sorbonne and demand our acceptances!


Berthier was Napoleon's chief of staff. Cool stuff man.

We should go to La Sorbonne, who are they to deny our aristocratic privelege?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby thekid001 » Tue May 10, 2011 9:24 pm

I imagine that these types of legacies, direct descendants of the founder, hoping to attend the law school that their ancestors founded is quite rare. (These descendants must graduate from high school, graduate from college, want to attend law school, want to become a lawyer, and score well on the LSAT. The odds are remote. I can only imagine that there are a handful of people who have applied to a top law school being a direct descendent of the founder.)

Since, it is so rare, I think it is almost impossible for anyone to answer and I don't think you can get a factual answer with historical evidence on this board.

Do I think you have a good chance? I would say yes, but this is just a guess on my part.
Really, though I mean what is the question you have here? You take the LSAT, you pay the 80 bucks and apply, and see if they accept you. No one is going to tell you to do anything different here. There is nothing you can do but apply.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby TTH » Wed May 11, 2011 12:18 pm

My great great grandfather was John University of Chicago. Will this help me out?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby robotclubmember » Wed May 11, 2011 12:26 pm

You'd still need a 170+ LSAT score I imagine. Why didn't you attend Cornell for undergrad? Did you apply, and if so, how did that go? If not, why not?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby aliarrow » Wed May 11, 2011 12:28 pm

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed May 11, 2011 12:29 pm

aliarrow wrote:
I'm sure many have a little Thomas Jefferson blood in them too, that dude got around. Use that for UVa admission.


i didn't know TTH was black

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby aliarrow » Wed May 11, 2011 12:30 pm

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed May 11, 2011 12:32 pm

aliarrow wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
I'm sure many have a little Thomas Jefferson blood in them too, that dude got around. Use that for UVa admission.


i didn't know TTH was black


The babies were half and half, so if any of them got with white girls the black wouldn't even be discernible anymore


i dunno man, that one drop minimum can last a real long time

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby Mce252 » Wed May 11, 2011 12:44 pm

My family ties to Ted Bundy helped me get into mortuary school. I think your ties could help you too.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby TTH » Wed May 11, 2011 1:03 pm

aliarrow wrote:
TTH wrote:My great great grandfather was John University of Chicago. Will this help me out?


Do you maintain active ties to that side of the family?



I'm sure many have a little Thomas Jefferson blood in them too, that dude got around. Use that for UVa admission.


Sure do. We all still get together with the Northwesterns for boating once a year on Lake Michigan.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby geoduck » Wed May 11, 2011 1:16 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
I'm sure many have a little Thomas Jefferson blood in them too, that dude got around. Use that for UVa admission.


i didn't know TTH was black


The babies were half and half, so if any of them got with white girls the black wouldn't even be discernible anymore


i dunno man, that one drop minimum can last a real long time


Yeah but it can get hard to tell without DNA. Hell, sometimes mixed-race parents pop out fraternal twins where one is ivory and one is ebony. The white one's still AA, but she's definitely gonna get some funny looks whenever she marks it down.

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby bartleby » Wed May 11, 2011 2:35 pm

run26.2 wrote:How come you did not go to Cornell as an undergrad?

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Re: Descendant of Ezra Cornell

Postby westinghouse60 » Wed May 11, 2011 7:45 pm

Can't read this thread without thinking of...

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