Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

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Impending1L
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Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby Impending1L » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:59 pm

Is there any boost given to your application for having a sibling currently attending UG at the law school in question?

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:31 pm

Probably depends on the school. At my UG (ND), legacy is defined as only your father or mother graduating from the university.

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:33 pm

Impending1L wrote:Is there any boost given to your application for having a sibling currently attending UG at the law school in question?

Why in the world would this help?

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:48 pm

paratactical wrote:
Impending1L wrote:Is there any boost given to your application for having a sibling currently attending UG at the law school in question?

Why in the world would this help?


OP probably thought that this would constitute a legacy bump.

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:58 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
paratactical wrote:
Impending1L wrote:Is there any boost given to your application for having a sibling currently attending UG at the law school in question?

Why in the world would this help?


OP probably thought that this would constitute a legacy bump.

That's some serious "I know what words mean" fail.

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:09 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Probably depends on the school. At my UG (ND), legacy is defined as only your father or mother graduating from the university.


What about your husband/wife? I thought that counted as a "soft" of some sort?

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby lrslayer » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:15 pm

I think its a soft in the sense that you have an established interest, same thing would be accomplished by writing a compelling Why X statement.

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:33 pm

lrslayer wrote:I think its a soft in the sense that you have an established interest, same thing would be accomplished by writing a compelling Why X statement.

There was a poster last cycle that tried to use the fact that her fiancé got into her dream school as a LOCI but she didn't get any success out of it.

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Re: Any Effect of Having a Sibling at the School?

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:34 pm

vulpixie wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Probably depends on the school. At my UG (ND), legacy is defined as only your father or mother graduating from the university.


What about your husband/wife? I thought that counted as a "soft" of some sort?


So I actually interviewed an admissions officer freshman year for a composition class research project, and I was surprised to learn that it is just parents (not aunts, uncles, siblings). They said that they used to count grandparents but then the pool for which "legacy" could be applied to became too large.

Also, at ND if a priest that is a member of the Holy Cross is your uncle, you get an admissions bump since they couldn't have their own kids. Random fact.




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