Can i just check it off?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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Can i just check it off?

Postby HypeMachine » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:58 am

I know Cuban is not URM, but i consider it Hispanic. Some schools only ask if I am hispanic. Would a school really check if my family was from Puerto Rico or Cuba? Can I just check the PR box?

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Re: Can i just check it off?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:23 am

Did you check it off when applying to UG schools? I know that may seem silly, but what if the bar goes back and finds the discrepancy between your applications? Wouldn't want to have your character called into question because of something silly like that.

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Re: Can i just check it off?

Postby 005618502 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:20 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Did you check it off when applying to UG schools? I know that may seem silly, but what if the bar goes back and finds the discrepancy between your applications? Wouldn't want to have your character called into question because of something silly like that.


I dont know that the C&F eval is that in depth.... You can check any box you want. It is "self selected." This is one of the things I cannot see C&F being able to punish because no one has to prove their ethnicity.

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Re: Can i just check it off?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:51 pm

I doubt the law school scrutinizes it, but as I said, the bar may review it once you graduate from law school.

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Re: Can i just check it off?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:52 pm

Cuba is, without a doubt, hispanic. Check that box.

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Re: Can i just check it off?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:00 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Cuba is, without a doubt, hispanic. Check that box.


However, it is not Puerto Rico, which would mean OP is claiming URM when actually not.




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