Afghani?

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avacado
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Afghani?

Postby avacado » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:25 am

My dad is Afghani hazara, and most of my family members are refugees in Iran.. is this an URM?

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holydonkey
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Re: Afghani?

Postby holydonkey » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:27 am

avacado wrote:My dad is Afghani hazara, and most of my family members are refugees in Iran.. is this an URM?


nope

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nyyankees
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Re: Afghani?

Postby nyyankees » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:28 am

yes that is an underrepresented group and a minority. no you will not get a boost. sorry. write a compelling DS

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newyorker88
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Re: Afghani?

Postby newyorker88 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:41 pm

avacado wrote:My dad is Afghani hazara, and most of my family members are refugees in Iran.. is this an URM?


No it is not a URM. Afghani's are not underrepresented in law school based on their US population.

*edited for clarification
Last edited by newyorker88 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

avacado
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Re: Afghani?

Postby avacado » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:29 am

do u mean underrepresented in law schools?

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Re: Afghani?

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:43 am

write a good diversity statement. i would certainly value your life experiences, and my sense is that adcoms would as well. good luck.

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newyorker88
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Re: Afghani?

Postby newyorker88 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:23 am

avacado wrote:do u mean underrepresented in law schools?


If you're referring to me, yes.




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