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Legacy Status

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Legacy Status
« on: October 08, 2007, 01:44:50 AM »
Exactly how much of an advantage does being a legacy give you? I'm sure it differs from school to school, but on a whole--maybe more so at the t14 schools--does it really make a big difference? I am a legacy at a t14 school, and am wondering what that will actually do for me.

Re: Legacy Status
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 12:04:02 AM »
depends on how prominent your relative is. if your dad is giving the school a boat load of money, then law schools don't give a rats ass about one admission seat and would gladly give that up to keep the donors happy. in other cases, i guess it depends on how active your dad is involved in the community. i am assuming it is your dad- i went off on what lindberg said .

Re: Legacy Status
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 08:49:20 PM »
depends on how prominent your relative is. if your dad is giving the school a boat load of money, then law schools don't give a rats ass about one admission seat and would gladly give that up to keep the donors happy. in other cases, i guess it depends on how active your dad is involved in the community. i am assuming it is your dad- i went off on what lindberg said .

Bingo, it could mean nothing or everything depending on who your relative is and how much they give to the school.