URM Boost?

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TrunksFan1
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URM Boost?

Postby TrunksFan1 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:02 pm

Hi, I just wanted to know if people of Colombian and Cuban descent (75% hispanic/latino) receive any sort of URM boost or qualify as URM?

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xylocarp
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Re: URM Boost?

Postby xylocarp » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:22 pm

The general agreement on here is that the URM boost only goes to African American, Native American, Mexican and Puerto Rican.

TrunksFan1
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Re: URM Boost?

Postby TrunksFan1 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:08 am

So my ethnicity doesn't count for anything then? Darn. lol.

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okaygo
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Re: URM Boost?

Postby okaygo » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:45 pm

TrunksFan1 wrote:So my ethnicity doesn't count for anything then? Darn. lol.


Make sure you write a diversity statement.

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ThePiedPiper
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Re: URM Boost?

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:05 pm

TrunksFan1 wrote:So my ethnicity doesn't count for anything then? Darn. lol.


I wouldn't say it doesn't count. But you aren't classified as an URM by law school standards. That is only for people who are African American, Native American, Puerto Rican American and Mexican American respectively. A compelling diversity statement can turn heads in your favor with the proper numbers and if it is concisely written.

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Nova
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Re: URM Boost?

Postby Nova » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:28 am

Still a good diversity soft




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