Am I an URM?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)

What Effect Would Applying as a Native American Have on My Application?

Help it.
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46%
Hurt it.
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32%
No effect.
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21%
 
Total votes: 28

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Grizz
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Re: Am I an URM?

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:19 am

duck wrote:I'm not entirely sure, but I could probably count on my hands the number of Miami Indians of the State of Indiana who would be considered as acting as Native Americans based on exhibited behavior of tribal traditions. Part of the reason I'm thinking and asking about this now (when I won't be applying to law school until next fall) is because I was wondering whether volunteering for or getting more involved with the tribe in the next year would increase the viability of my applying as a Native American. From the responses I'm getting, it seems like a contrived one year immersion in tribal activities wouldn't get me very far for law school purposes?

Also, mpasi, the reason I would consult with admissions departments with law schools I'm not interested in would be because I don't want to make a bad impression on the admissions officers at schools that I would be applying to, which I might end up doing if even suggesting to them that I might apply as a Native American would be as offensive or ridiculous as some of you have suggested.


The last Miami ancestor you had was 6 generations ago. Give it a rest. Then retake the LSAT you pussy.

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bostlaw
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Re: Am I an URM?

Postby bostlaw » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:52 am

I learned in 7th grade anthology that my ancestors perhaps came from africa. considering this makes me 1/314 african, do I qualify as a URM?

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Mickey Quicknumbers
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Re: Am I an URM?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:57 am

bostlaw wrote:I learned in 7th grade anthology that my ancestors perhaps came from africa. considering this makes me 1/314 african, do I qualify as a URM?

bostlaw wrote:I just would think that morally, you should not put yourself down as native american when you are 0.016% native american.

delBarco wrote:Surely you aren't this bad at math

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bostlaw
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Re: Am I an URM?

Postby bostlaw » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:08 pm

delBarco wrote:
bostlaw wrote:I learned in 7th grade anthology that my ancestors perhaps came from africa. considering this makes me 1/314 african, do I qualify as a URM?

bostlaw wrote:I just would think that morally, you should not put yourself down as native american when you are 0.016% native american.

delBarco wrote:Surely you aren't this bad at math



am I missing something? or are you just missing the sarcasm?




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