Native Americans: apply to Columbia

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:37 pm

Just so everyone knows. If you are NA but you are not enrolled in a tribe or have proof you NEED to submit an addendum, if not you could get seriously hurt in LS when the BAR looks into your character and brackground check

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:40 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Just so everyone knows. If you are NA but you are not enrolled in a tribe or have proof you NEED to submit an addendum, if not you could get seriously hurt in LS when the BAR looks into your character and brackground check


Says who? And what exactly does this addendum need to contain? If the school wants to know about tribal enrollment, then they will ask, no?

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby BrownBears09 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:43 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Just so everyone knows. If you are NA but you are not enrolled in a tribe or have proof you NEED to submit an addendum, if not you could get seriously hurt in LS when the BAR looks into your character and brackground check


:? :arrow: :roll:

You're pretty misinformed.

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:40 pm

Im misinformed? Because people who are not enrolled claim to be NA? even though they are only doing it for an unhonest boost.

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:40 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Just so everyone knows. If you are NA but you are not enrolled in a tribe or have proof you NEED to submit an addendum, if not you could get seriously hurt in LS when the BAR looks into your character and brackground check


Says who? And what exactly does this addendum need to contain? If the school wants to know about tribal enrollment, then they will ask, no?


No, law schools will not ask for proof. The BAR will<--- maybe, definitely not always. But then again if you dont have tribal membership or some sort of proof you probably shouldnt be claiming it right?

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby Rand M. » Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:47 pm

mrwarre85 wrote:looked on lsac school info and Columbia reports only 2 native american students at the entire law school. I wouldn't want to go to a school where I was that far under the median LSAT though-- would be worried I would be left behind. I dunno, what do ya think?

earlier someone posted that they had a friend who had a 160, 4.0. the 4.0 is impressive, but not necessarily a good indicator of brainpower.

there is a huge difference between a 172 and a 160. considering law school is graded on a curve, wouldn't you worry about not being able to hang? some other students might not appreciate you around, either.


This had to be done.

lulz at LSAT illustrating brainpower. Apply to schools you might want to attend, and enroll if you get in.

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:11 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Just so everyone knows. If you are NA but you are not enrolled in a tribe or have proof you NEED to submit an addendum, if not you could get seriously hurt in LS when the BAR looks into your character and brackground check


Says who? And what exactly does this addendum need to contain? If the school wants to know about tribal enrollment, then they will ask, no?


No, law schools will not ask for proof. The BAR will<--- maybe, definitely not always. But then again if you dont have tribal membership or some sort of proof you probably shouldnt be claiming it right?


Dude, you are so lame . . .

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:29 am

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Just so everyone knows. If you are NA but you are not enrolled in a tribe or have proof you NEED to submit an addendum, if not you could get seriously hurt in LS when the BAR looks into your character and brackground check


Says who? And what exactly does this addendum need to contain? If the school wants to know about tribal enrollment, then they will ask, no?


No, law schools will not ask for proof. The BAR will<--- maybe, definitely not always. But then again if you dont have tribal membership or some sort of proof you probably shouldnt be claiming it right?


Dude, you are so lame . . .


Why because i dont cheat

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:37 am

do people actually do that?

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby serdog » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:58 am

justadude55 wrote:do people actually do that?

There are quite few people who claim it 'cause it cool.

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:14 pm

serdog wrote:
justadude55 wrote:do people actually do that?

There are quite few people who claim it 'cause it cool.


Not because its cool but because its such a huge admissions boost and they dont ask for proof

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:14 pm

Though there is a character and background check before you can take the bar, and if you havent claimed it your whole life and you all of a sudden claim it for LS admissions they will ask for proof

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby serdog » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:05 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
serdog wrote:
justadude55 wrote:do people actually do that?

There are quite few people who claim it 'cause it cool.


Not because its cool but because its such a huge admissions boost and they dont ask for proof

There are people you do it in evcery day life just because it cool to be NA of course because there are blond hair blue eye people who are truly NA its a boast that people can try and fake

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:08 pm

kind of upsetting. if i was NA, i'd be in harvard but i'm honest. i'd be pissed if other people do it, and get away with it. like wanting to kick their ass pissed.

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby 005618502 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:28 am

justadude55 wrote:kind of upsetting. if i was NA, i'd be in harvard but i'm honest. i'd be pissed if other people do it, and get away with it. like wanting to kick their ass pissed.


Most people dont because it is risky unless you have claimed ot your whole life, which if you did in junior/high school then you are probably legit anyways. But im with you

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:03 pm

Boy, you guys sure are bent on ruining a good thread . . .

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby mrwarre85 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:32 pm

Anyone get a fee waiver for Columbia a couple weeks back?

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby anteater711 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:25 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Though there is a character and background check before you can take the bar, and if you havent claimed it your whole life and you all of a sudden claim it for LS admissions they will ask for proof


Then you just supply it, end of discussion. You don't have to be enrolled in a tribe to be considered a Native American. All I have is pictures since obtaining birth and death certificates indicating what tribe they were from was impossible - they were listed as mulatto since they were mixed with African Americans. I'm approximately 1/4 Native American and will be indicating that I'm both African American and Native American on my application.

I agree you shouldn't be lying about who you are, but if you don't have proof it shouldn't preclude you from identifying who you really are. If the Bar is so concerned about it, they can conduct their own ancestral lineage investigation. If you're not lying, you have nothing to hide.

Back to the orginal thread...

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby serdog » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:06 pm

Application in. I sure the addcom going to :lol: when they see my stats but thought I would try GOOD LUCK all

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Re: Native Americans: apply to Columbia

Postby mrwarre85 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:19 pm

serdog wrote:Application in. I sure the addcom going to :lol: when they see my stats but thought I would try GOOD LUCK all


Good luck. I hope the NDNs who get in are TLSers so we can all congratulate them. As for me and my lowly stats, they rushed to complete my ap but I haven't heard anything in about a month.




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