How much does URM help you?

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How much does URM help you?

Postby Gymnast0206 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:09 pm

I'm a registered member of the Cherokee Nation (Western Band) and I was just wondering how much that would help me at in the T30?

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Integrity » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:11 pm

It's a significant boost in the admissions process.

But I am troubled by lowered standards being set for some minorities as if you all aren't as capable. Kind of racist.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby lawduder » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:12 pm

with your GPA you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to apply to every school in the t14 and then whatever other schools you'd like to get a lot of $$ from

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Jules Winnfield » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:13 pm

Integrity wrote:It's a significant boost in the admissions process.

But I am troubled by lowered standards being set for some minorities as if you all aren't as capable. Kind of racist.


Nobody's standards are being lowered. They just receive extra consideration for admission. That's all.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:16 pm

it will help you 5.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby calicocat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:16 pm

yes

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Gymnast0206 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:17 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:
Integrity wrote:It's a significant boost in the admissions process.

But I am troubled by lowered standards being set for some minorities as if you all aren't as capable. Kind of racist.


Nobody's standards are being lowered. They just receive extra consideration for admission. That's all.


I don't feel as if the standard is lower so much as it's a known fact that up until about a generation ago it was very unlikely we would attend college let alone law school. For my family this means most of them didn't go on past high school because they didn't have the money--or the right education--to do so. I don't think anyone can disagree that in general having parents who graduated college increases their child's chance to graduate college. Not all of the time . . . but way over 50%.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Gymnast0206 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:17 pm

puppleberry finn wrote:it will help you 5.



as in adding 5 points to my LSAT?

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby calicocat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:18 pm

Gymnast0206 wrote:
puppleberry finn wrote:it will help you 5.



as in adding 5 points to my LSAT?

No. It will objectively help you 5.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Jules Winnfield » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:19 pm

Gymnast0206 wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:
Integrity wrote:It's a significant boost in the admissions process.

But I am troubled by lowered standards being set for some minorities as if you all aren't as capable. Kind of racist.


Nobody's standards are being lowered. They just receive extra consideration for admission. That's all.


I don't feel as if the standard is lower so much as it's a known fact that up until about a generation ago it was very unlikely we would attend college let alone law school. For my family this means most of them didn't go on past high school because they didn't have the money--or the right education--to do so. I don't think anyone can disagree that in general having parents who graduated college increases their child's chance to graduate college. Not all of the time . . . but way over 50%.


Statistics and probability aside, you are your own individual and you will success if you put your mind and energy into your work. If a school admits you, it's because it knows you are capable of competing with the rest of your classmates.

This aspect of your ability to succeed has very little to do with your background.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Gymnast0206 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:20 pm

I'd just add that where you've been often has a lot to do with where you're going.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:21 pm

calicocat wrote:
Gymnast0206 wrote:
puppleberry finn wrote:it will help you 5.



as in adding 5 points to my LSAT?

No. It will objectively help you 5.


this. I suppose it could help you as much as 7 but that would be very lucky indeed.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:24 pm

Gymnast0206 wrote:I'd just add that where you've been often has a lot to do with where you're going.


Deep stuff. This guy might actually get the full 7.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby makingasnack » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:24 pm

calicocat wrote:
Gymnast0206 wrote:
puppleberry finn wrote:it will help you 5.



as in adding 5 points to my LSAT?

No. It will objectively help you 5.


Do not listen to this. This is completely inaccurate. It will help you objectively 4.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Gymnast0206 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:25 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
Gymnast0206 wrote:I'd just add that where you've been often has a lot to do with where you're going.


Deep stuff. This guy might actually get the full 7.



Ha, girl, but thanks.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby calicocat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:26 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
Gymnast0206 wrote:I'd just add that where you've been often has a lot to do with where you're going.


Deep stuff. This guy might actually get the full 7.

But you have to consider where she's been. I mean, so far it's led her to scores that make her ask this question. Who knows where it will lead next.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Drake014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:28 pm

Integrity wrote:It's a significant boost in the admissions process.

But I am troubled by lowered standards being set for some minorities as if you all aren't as capable. Kind of racist.


Assuming that the standards set are good standards. I'm not as concerned with the raising or lowering of the bar because I think the bar itself sucks ass.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:21 pm

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:13 pm

Integrity wrote:It's a significant boost in the admissions process.

But I am troubled by lowered standards being set for some minorities as if you all aren't as capable. Kind of racist.

in·teg·ri·ty ( n-t g r -t ). n. 1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. 2. Something you apparently lack as a person, making your username highly ironic.

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Re: How much does URM help you?

Postby Gymnast0206 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:49 pm

Haha.




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