"Family"

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
Redclh
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:14 am

"Family"

Postby Redclh » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:53 pm

So I just found out that my wife's uncle is a founder of a major firm in Chicago. I did not include him on the section of the app to a certain school which asked for family who attended the institution. Should I email the admissions office asking them to add it to my app? Does he even count as family as far as that goes?

kaiser
Posts: 2940
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Re: "Family"

Postby kaiser » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:55 pm

Redclh wrote:So I just found out that my wife's uncle is a founder of a major firm in Chicago. I did not include him on the section of the app to a certain school which asked for family who attended the institution. Should I email the admissions office asking them to add it to my app? Does he even count as family as far as that goes?


When they say family, they mean direct family (i.e. parents, siblings, or grandparents). I have an aunt who attended the school, and was told by a few schools that this wasn't "family" in the narrow way they are defining it (though most schools allowed it). But your wife's uncle isn't your "family".

User avatar
JamMasterJ
Posts: 6688
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Re: "Family"

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:57 pm

definitely no

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: "Family"

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:02 pm

He may not count for purposes of law school applications, but may help when seeking a job.

User avatar
Redclh
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:14 am

Re: "Family"

Postby Redclh » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:03 pm

Alright, cool, thanks.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests