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CarmenRose
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Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby CarmenRose » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:57 am

What is the deep blue mark(SUCH AS I ,U , N) behind usenames means in the web of LSN?

http://michigan.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

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Jack Smirks
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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby Jack Smirks » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:25 am

International, Non-traditional, URM

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby CarmenRose » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:25 pm

Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM

Non-traditional, what does that mean?

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby citykitty » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:28 pm

CarmenRose wrote:
Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM

Non-traditional, what does that mean?



Not a K-JD. Someone who is probably at least 26 or so, either with work or life experience.

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:29 pm

CarmenRose wrote:
Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM

Non-traditional, what does that mean?

In the context of college admissions it usually means the person didn't go directly from high school to college. In the context of law school admissions I've never been able to figure out what people mean by non-traditional, since most people don't go straight through so the use of the phrase "non-traditional" is a misnomer there.

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby crumpetsandtea » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:03 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:
Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM

Non-traditional, what does that mean?

In the context of college admissions it usually means the person didn't go directly from high school to college. In the context of law school admissions I've never been able to figure out what people mean by non-traditional, since most people don't go straight through so the use of the phrase "non-traditional" is a misnomer there.

I think it means significant work experience--IE, not just 1-2 years but like 4-6 or 8-10

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby keg411 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:10 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:
Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM

Non-traditional, what does that mean?

In the context of college admissions it usually means the person didn't go directly from high school to college. In the context of law school admissions I've never been able to figure out what people mean by non-traditional, since most people don't go straight through so the use of the phrase "non-traditional" is a misnomer there.

I think it means significant work experience--IE, not just 1-2 years but like 4-6 or 8-10


It usually involves either very significant work experience (closer to 8-10 than 4-6 years) or something like being married/having kids or a combination of the two. For reference: a single person in their late 20's probably isn't a non-trad, but someone who is married (or not married) with kids in their mid-20's probably is.

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:26 am

keg411 wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:Non-traditional, what does that mean?

In the context of college admissions it usually means the person didn't go directly from high school to college. In the context of law school admissions I've never been able to figure out what people mean by non-traditional, since most people don't go straight through so the use of the phrase "non-traditional" is a misnomer there.

I think it means significant work experience--IE, not just 1-2 years but like 4-6 or 8-10


It usually involves either very significant work experience (closer to 8-10 than 4-6 years) or something like being married/having kids or a combination of the two. For reference: a single person in their late 20's probably isn't a non-trad, but someone who is married (or not married) with kids in their mid-20's probably is.

This illustrates my point that the phrase "non-traditional applicant" is a stupid and meaningless term for law school admissions. People looking at LSN should just pretend that "N" doesn't exist, since it doesn't signal anything useful or with a standard definition.

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby Flash » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:46 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
CarmenRose wrote:
Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM

Non-traditional, what does that mean?

In the context of college admissions it usually means the person didn't go directly from high school to college. In the context of law school admissions I've never been able to figure out what people mean by non-traditional, since most people don't go straight through so the use of the phrase "non-traditional" is a misnomer there.

Martian.

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby CarmenRose » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:17 am

Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM


URM?????????

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby bk1 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:34 am

CarmenRose wrote:
Jack Smirks wrote:International, Non-traditional, URM


URM?????????


There's a search function at the bottom of the page. Have fun.

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Re: Might be stupid, but I have to ask

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:24 pm

URM = Under Represented Minority. This status usually gives a significant boost in admissions to African-American, Mexican-American, Native-American & Puerto Rican law school applicants. Sometimes those labeled as Latino or Hispanic may also reap an admissions boost without being Mexican or Puerto Rican.




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