International Student from Nepal?

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friar347
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International Student from Nepal?

Postby friar347 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:09 am

Hey guys, I am an international student from Nepal ( born and raised there,... well born in Nepal but I attended a boarding school in India for 10 years), I am in my senior year of college in Missouri and am taking my LSAT this October. Anyway I h[color=#BF00BF]ad some questions?
1) What is my race? Asian? Cause that is definitely what I think. South Asian perhaps? Is that even a race?
2) Am I considered as an URM?
3) Do they provide scholarships for rather broke international students :oops: ?
4) Planning to study International Law what are my chances getting into a good uni? ( GPA- 3.5, LSAT score between a 160-165)
5) I have a pretty interesting resume, does that even matter?
I would appreciate all the help. thanks

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St.Remy
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Re: International Student from Nepal?

Postby St.Remy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:17 am

friar347 wrote:Hey guys, I am an international student from Nepal ( born and raised there,... well born in Nepal but I attended a boarding school in India for 10 years), I am in my senior year of college in Missouri and am taking my LSAT this October. Anyway I h[color=#BF00BF]ad some questions?
1) What is my race? Asian? Cause that is definitely what I think. South Asian perhaps? Is that even a race?
2) Am I considered as an URM?
3) Do they provide scholarships for rather broke international students :oops: ?
4) Planning to study International Law what are my chances getting into a good uni? ( GPA- 3.5, LSAT score between a 160-165)
5) I have a pretty interesting resume, does that even matter?
I would appreciate all the help. thanks


1) Most people would consider being from Nepal to make you Asian, though if you self-identify as a more specific race no one will question it.
2) No
3) If your numbers are good then they do.
4a) International Law is a meaningless term.
4b) To have a shot at what most people on this site consider a "good" law school you will need a high LSAT score, preferably 170+, but high 160s would give you a shot too.
5) In all likelihood no.

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ArchRoark
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Re: International Student from Nepal?

Postby ArchRoark » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:25 am

1) Honestly, no clue. Geographically I would say Asian, but I can easily be wrong.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_United_States_Census#Census_2000_.28Population.29 wrote:Asian. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes 'Asian Indian,' 'Chinese', 'Filipino', 'Korean', 'Japanese', 'Vietnamese', and 'Other Asian'.


2) Nope
3) IIRC if you don't get merit scholarships it is pretty hard to secure funding for international students. You will either have to take out loans from your home country or find a US citizen (permanent resident may be enough) co-signer.
4) Standard response is... take the LSAT and post with a real score. Each point matters a ton. Then throw your numbers into lawschoolnumbers.com and lawschoolpredictor.com
5) More for some schools then others. Standard wisdom is that it won't get you into any schools that your numbers are not competitive for but can help distinguish yourself between candidates with similar numbers. From my 0L understanding it may, depending on what type of work experience, help for OCI though.




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