DoubleChecks wrote:I havent read anything that points to the fact that Koreans, Chinese, and Indians get DOCKED points at law schools. Undergrad, prob. But I dont know about law schools, or at least I havent seen the data on that. And other Asian groups will be given preference but "probably" not as much as Black men and Hispanics? lol more like definitely.
And though I don't know the current state of Japanese Americans in US higher education, it's interesting you put them in between the 2 groups as they used to be the highest achieving Asians in America.
I should have probably reworded myself. I wouldn't say that Asian Americans automatically lose points applying at most schools, but at a minimum, they get no preference, and if they see an Asian and a White applicant, an admissions committee may go for the White applicant if the Asian American is Korean/Chinese/Indian all other things equal.
Considering that 7-8% of law applicants are Asian American, and less than 5% of the US is Asian American, they are over-represented. Maybe not like medical schools and at some colleges out west, but they're still overrepresented.
I'd put Japanese in between the two because an ever increasing proportion of Japanese Americans today are born and raised in America, and so are their parents and even their grandparents. Their culture is much more American than the other groups. For whatever reason, they're not as high achieving as they used to be among Asian Americans. Japanese Americans still are closer to the Korean/Chinese/Indian tier than the Filipino/Vietanmese/tier, but there were a couple things I read about admissions corroborating with this. Let me see if I can find them.