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gay Urm

Postby anonymous dude » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Does being gay constitute urm status? Does it give a boost?

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Re: gay Urm

Postby sparty99 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:43 pm

No. Next question.

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Nova
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Re: gay Urm

Postby Nova » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:47 pm

No.

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Re: gay Urm

Postby top30man » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:52 pm

Nova wrote:No.

This. But you can write a DS about it.

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Re: gay Urm

Postby Nova » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:57 pm

^^ good point

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Re: gay Urm

Postby lawguyjake » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:08 pm

I wholeheartedly disagree with all the naysayers. It is all about context. If being LGBT substantially motivates your decision to go to law school AND it is demonstrated in your application, then I think it can definitely provide a boost. I'm basically positive that I wouldn't have gotten into some of the schools I got into and that I wouldn't have received as much scholarship had I not talked about being openly LGBT, from Kansas, and interested in LGBT law.

So, the short answer to your question, I think, is "yes."

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Re: gay Urm

Postby jkpolk » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:11 pm

lawguyjake wrote:I wholeheartedly disagree with all the naysayers. It is all about context. If being LGBT substantially motivates your decision to go to law school AND it is demonstrated in your application, then I think it can definitely provide a boost. I'm basically positive that I wouldn't have gotten into some of the schools I got into and that I wouldn't have received as much scholarship had I not talked about being openly LGBT, from Kansas, and interested in LGBT law.

So, the short answer to your question, I think, is "yes."


You should retake

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Re: gay Urm

Postby GW1010 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:32 pm

lawguyjake wrote:I wholeheartedly disagree with all the naysayers. It is all about context. If being LGBT substantially motivates your decision to go to law school AND it is demonstrated in your application, then I think it can definitely provide a boost. I'm basically positive that I wouldn't have gotten into some of the schools I got into and that I wouldn't have received as much scholarship had I not talked about being openly LGBT, from Kansas, and interested in LGBT law.

So, the short answer to your question, I think, is "yes."


+1

Many law schools ask if you're LGBT in their applications for a reason. There isn't a substantial boost but there definitely is a small one

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Re: gay Urm

Postby Nova » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:32 pm

lawguyjake wrote:I wholeheartedly disagree with all the naysayers. It is all about context. If being LGBT substantially motivates your decision to go to law school AND it is demonstrated in your application, then I think it can definitely provide a boost. I'm basically positive that I wouldn't have gotten into some of the schools I got into and that I wouldn't have received as much scholarship had I not talked about being openly LGBT, from Kansas, and interested in LGBT law.

So, the short answer to your question, I think, is "yes."

It doesnt make you a URM.

Its a soft.

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Re: gay Urm

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:38 pm

No. That's gay.

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Re: gay Urm

Postby lawguyjake » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:19 am

Nova wrote:
lawguyjake wrote:I wholeheartedly disagree with all the naysayers. It is all about context. If being LGBT substantially motivates your decision to go to law school AND it is demonstrated in your application, then I think it can definitely provide a boost. I'm basically positive that I wouldn't have gotten into some of the schools I got into and that I wouldn't have received as much scholarship had I not talked about being openly LGBT, from Kansas, and interested in LGBT law.

So, the short answer to your question, I think, is "yes."

It doesnt make you a URM.

Its a soft.


Sure, being LGBT doesn't make you an underrepresented minority as the term is generally applied on TLS and Law School Admissions Land. But ultimately what OP is asking, and what anyone is asking in regards to a URM question, is to what extent talking about the ways that diversity (or apparent lack thereof) impacts an application. So, I suppose for clarity the answer is "No, you are not technically considered an underrepresented minority, but as with all interesting things that can bring about a different perspective of the law, one's sexual orientation might be of import."




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