I will keep this short and to the point. OK here it goes. I have an acquaintance who is a white Caucasian U.S. citizen. He is married to a Mexican native/citizen. He speaks fluent Spanish and is a Supreme Court certified interpreter. He currently lives with his wife in Mexico. He is considering changing his name in court to include his American last name as well as his wife's hyphenated Mexican dual last names.
Here is my reasoning...
1. He can change his last name(s) to those of his Mexican wife's and apply to many different law schools, WHILE ELECTING TO OMIT the actual race/ethnicity question box answer.
2. He can legally state that Spanish is the primary language spoken in his home because it is.
3. He can legally state that he currently lives in or have lived in Mexico.
4. He can state that his profession is Spanish-English Interpreter.
5. In his personal statement, He can legally talk about his family's Mexican heritage, without clarifying it is in fact his WIFE'S and CHILDREN'S heritage only (they are his FAMILY after all).
This seems like the perfect situation for a white applicant to ride the affirmative action wave without having to lie or even mislead on the application. What does everyone think?
GPA is 2.0 and LSAT score is 156
This is not a hypothetical situation. This is real and the guy is graduating college (online state college degree) in December.
He is obviously NOT concerned with top tier law schools. LSDAS GPA will be under a 2.0. Schools he is most interested in applying to are Cal Western, Whittier, Thomas Jefferson, Boyd UNLV Las Vegas, etc. Mostly just west coast schools. Thanks
How deceptive. My worry wouldn't be about getting caught but rather about how to live with/respect myself...