URM Impact Question

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mr muffins
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URM Impact Question

Postby mr muffins » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:23 am

Hey all,

So I know that law schools give a boost in admissions to selective "URM" groups. These groups are African American, Native American, Mexican American and Puerto Rican.

My question is: What, if any, difference in boost is there between different races?

Thanks!

BenJ
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Re: URM Impact Question

Postby BenJ » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:22 pm

AAs and NAs get a bigger boost than MAs and PRs, but it's very qualitative and varies across schools.

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Rand M.
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Re: URM Impact Question

Postby Rand M. » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:27 pm

BenJ wrote:AAs and NAs get a bigger boost than MAs and PRs, but it's very qualitative and varies across schools.


This is pretty much the best answer that you will find. Anything with more detail would be pure conjecture.

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MC Southstar
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Re: URM Impact Question

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:28 pm

I thought PRs got one of the bigger boosts?

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Re: URM Impact Question

Postby ogman05 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:45 pm

jayzon wrote:a. This is totally, totally subjective. If there is a formula, no one smart enough to be an Admissions Dean would be dumb enough to tell anyone. It seems probable that NA > AA > Latino, but no one really knows.

b. In before the clusterfuck.


NA > AA really? :?

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Re: URM Impact Question

Postby mr muffins » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:30 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!

Is there any way to meaningfully speculate on how large the disparity is?




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