Demographic section of law school applications.

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Spikedude
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Demographic section of law school applications.

Postby Spikedude » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:34 pm

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URMLAW
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Re: Demographic section of law school applications.

Postby URMLAW » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:39 pm

Same happened to me. I don't think about it much because there is nothing else that I can do. Just be sincere when completing the ethnicity section.

Also, "mucho mas importante" is to write a good diversity statement that explains your background and how it has helped shape who you are. A lot of schools have stated that simply checking the box is not enough and I would concur. Mine has to do with biculturalism and learning English as a second language.

PS I believe that with a solid application you can easily overcome your GPA and be accepted at a top 14. If you encountered some sort of socioeconomic disadvantage during college definitely mention it and explain how the situation will not happen again.

URMLAW
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Re: Demographic section of law school applications.

Postby URMLAW » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:48 pm

Spikedude wrote:I am aware that only Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans recieve a measurable URM boost in admissions.

Important Question: Will I receive a Mexican American URM boost in schools that do not allow me to identify as such in the demographic portion of the application?

If anyone has knowledge, opinion, or advice on this issue please consider sharing it.

Sincerely,

Spikedude


I didn't answer your question directly. It's difficult to quantify the exact boost, but I believe those schools that don't allow you to identify as MA on your applications will still consider you as an urm.

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LexLeon
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Re: Demographic section of law school applications.

Postby LexLeon » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Spikedude wrote:I am aware that only Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans recieve a measurable URM boost in admissions.


Why assume this?

See, and (hopefully you can) respond, to this post.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=197653

Spikedude
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Re: Demographic section of law school applications.

Postby Spikedude » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:12 pm

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