Brazilians in law school? URM?

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brasil
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Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby brasil » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:44 am

I go to a state school, 3.82 GPA Finance/Econ double major and just took the June LSAT. I'm starting to plan the application process and was wondering about who qualifies as an URM. I am 100% Brazilian, moved to America in high school (didn't know any English before I came).

I feel like I would qualify as a minority, but some posts I've read on here suggest that the URM requirements have something to do with each school trying to have similar minority representation, percentage wise, as the U.S. population.

If so, Brazilians constitute 0.5% of the U.S. population. Would I be considered a minority at a LS if the Brazilian population was underrepresented? And does anyone have any idea what T14s I would probably be considered a minority at? I feel like I got in between a 160-165 on the June LSAT and would take it again if I find out there is no way I can get minority treatment.

Let me know what you think.

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bk1
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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:49 am

No.

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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby Ragged » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:50 am

No.

{bk beat me to it }

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jeremydc
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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby jeremydc » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:53 am

can he still write a diversity statement?

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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby Moxie » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:53 am

jeremydc wrote:can he still write a diversity statement?


Absolutely. Diversity statements don't need to only be written by URMs.

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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby jeremydc » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:56 am

Thanks, I didn't know that.

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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby MJMD » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:57 am

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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby brasil » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:09 am

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll have to explain my background through my DS; can a DS that demonstrates deep diversity outside of the URM qualifying countries give me comparable benefits when applying? Sorry if I appear ignorant, but I have yet to find a clear explanation to my situation.

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Re: Brazilians in law school? URM?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:30 am

brasil wrote:Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll have to explain my background through my DS; can a DS that demonstrates deep diversity outside of the URM qualifying countries give me comparable benefits when applying? Sorry if I appear ignorant, but I have yet to find a clear explanation to my situation.


No. A well-written DS will help you, but only high level softs (i.e. winning an olympic medal) are in any way comparable to the URM boost.




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