How big of a boost can being Mexican actually be?

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SarahKerrigan
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How big of a boost can being Mexican actually be?

Postby SarahKerrigan » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:57 pm

Does it give me a slight edge? Big edge? Massive edge(^_^)? Its hard to find people on LSN with the same GPA as me. thanks! ♥

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Re: How big of a boost can being Mexican actually be?

Postby Transferthrowaway » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:13 pm

I'd say strong...to quite strong, yeah.
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Re: How big of a boost can being Mexican actually be?

Postby shoeshine » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:15 pm

What are you asking here?

It varies by school and applicant. Definitely less than AA or NA.

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Re: How big of a boost can being Mexican actually be?

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:28 pm

I imagine it does wonders for one's self-esteem; they are such an industrious people. They're Mexi-CANs, not Mexi-CANTs, after all.

Seriously though...
TLS URM FAQ wrote:What kind of boost should I expect?

There is (with rare exception) no specific number of points that can be paired with an applicant based solely on race. I am generally unwilling to engage in any sort of conjecture on this matter but for the sake of answering the question, I turned to Anna Ivey’s “The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More”. In it, Ivey (a former admissions Dean at University of Chicago Law School) contends that schools may give as much as a ten point boost in the LSAT score to URMs. Unfortunately, she does not elaborate on this number and fails to differentiate between the various URMs. However, before counting up your LSAT points with a boost, I have to admonish that, universally, there is limited empirical data regarding a general boost.

shoeshine wrote:Definitely less than AA or NA.

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