Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

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Spikedude
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Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

Postby Spikedude » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:47 pm

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Re: Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

Postby uvabro » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:02 pm

yes

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Re: Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

Postby uvabro » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:02 pm

or maybe not?

blackandstrong
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Re: Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

Postby blackandstrong » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:52 pm

Nice personal statement, OP.

I would still include a diversity statement, though. A diversity statement, to me, is about how YOU will specifically foster a more diverse atmosphere in law school.

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Re: Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

Postby northwestgirl » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:08 am

blackandstrong wrote:Nice personal statement, OP.

I would still include a diversity statement, though. A diversity statement, to me, is about how YOU will specifically foster a more diverse atmosphere in law school.


Agreed. While my PS also reflected my ethnic/cultural background, I took the opportunity to submit a diversity statement too. While you shouldn't rehash what you already wrote, I'm positive you could use the space to add something else unique/diverse about you that could potentially persuade another member of the admissions committee. They're all about the whole package - go into it knowing you didn't leave anything on the table (so to speak). Good luck.

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Re: Will not writing a diversity statement hurt my URM boost?

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:17 am

There is nothing wrong with what you're doing. See viewtopic.php?f=14&t=134805#p3561678

vanwinkle wrote:Quite a few people integrate diversity points into their PS, and as a result don't need to write a DS. The point of a DS is to share information about how you'd add diversity to the school, and is only necessary if you're not already giving that info in the PS. They just need the info for it to help you, it doesn't really matter where you put it.




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