how much does family alumni help in admission process?

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mse12345
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how much does family alumni help in admission process?

Postby mse12345 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:47 pm

Hey everyone, first post, and forgive me if this seems a bit obnoxious, but I was wondering peoples thought on the weight of alumni on law school admissions? My grandfathers both went to tier 1 schools, although they graduated in the 30s and 40s...will this help me whatsoever? Thanks in advance

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etwake
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Re: how much does family alumni help in admission process?

Postby etwake » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:49 pm

MY best guess: Not at all. I do know that some schools did ask me about alumnus when I was applying during undergrad, but if you just have run-of-the-mill alumni grandparents, then likely no boost at all.

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sf87
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Re: how much does family alumni help in admission process?

Postby sf87 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:00 pm

I doubt it will make any difference

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Re: how much does family alumni help in admission process?

Postby lucydog » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:02 pm

It probably matters very little, if at all. Law school admissions are much more difficult than undergrad. LSAT/GPA will probably account for 90% of your admissions.




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