blackwater88 wrote: pandorasfox wrote:
except i'm definately not a flame... those are really my stats.
With those numbers boost or no boost is irrelevant, you know that (If you do manage to score in the 170s of course). In case you're not a flame, see above posts.
Yeah, i read 'em. They were great, but again i'm seeing two conflicting issues regarding the Hispanic URM thing (being that youre either mexican, pr, AA or NA to qualify, or that being hispanic doesn't even count) I also heard from an Asian friend of mine in law school currently that Asian, and Hispanic don't even count anymore.
I've taken 6 PTs and 3 of my raw scores were above 170 (175 being the best) but Im actually anticipating getting somewhere around a 166-169 on the actual LSAT because I have really really REALLY bad testing anxiety. If I got a 170+ on test day I'd probably die of shock before getting to apply anywhere. I'm working on trying to tame my nerves but... you know...
I'm also curious about the boost because I don't have any outstanding "softs" but I have really high goals for what schools I want to go to...
I've never heard of Asians counting, if anything they should be considered ORMs.
Like I told the other poster, you might get a boost, you might not, honestly most of the advise given on these forums is mere speculation. If you do that would be great, sometimes I wonder why Central Americans or other Latin Americans in the Caribbean don't get a boost. Heck, Guatemala and Honduras have it worse than does Mexico, it probably has to do with the fact that there aren't that many of them to begin with to make the argument that they are not well represented in law school compared to their percentage of the population. By the way, since you're from Republica Dominicana I'll ask, are you of African descent?
LOL @ the ORM thing. That's what I told my friend (who didn't find it funny
and I think youre right- the URM boost #s come from the representation of that group in the US vs their rep in law schools, so central americans are def under-repped, but maybe not in terms of their actual population in the states... who knows? like u said- it's all speculation.
To answer your question: No considerable african descent, like 1/32 haitian/african. I actually just did an in-depth family history project for a class and learned that I'm 4 generations full Dominican, and before that, I'm all European (Spanish, French and Italian). Oddly, I have a fairly tan complexion (think Rosario Dawson color), my mom & brothers are caucasian-looking... my dad is slightly darker...
Either way, I def look more ethnic than I feel. I've lived in north NJ for most of my life so culturally, I identify with most white, middle class, americans because that's what i've grown up with...