URM and parents in the legal industry

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pearla
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URM and parents in the legal industry

Postby pearla » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:18 pm

Do adcoms get to know about your family background outside of your personal statement? (Is there any part of the application that asks for profession of parents?
I am curious if having parents in the legal industry would negatively impact a URM admission/boost? Will one be perceived as being well off, even if one is not financially supported by parents and thus given less credit for overcoming adversity?

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LSATSCORES2012
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Re: URM and parents in the legal industry

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:22 pm

pearla wrote:Do adcoms get to know about your family background outside of your personal statement? (Is there any part of the application that asks for profession of parents?
I am curious if having parents in the legal industry would negatively impact a URM admission/boost?

AFAIK Berkeley is the only school that does this. They have a whole section of the app dedicated to your background, presumably as a replacement for typical AA.

No where else will know about it unless you or your recommenders tell them. Even if they did I don't think it would impact your app, though.




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