Any Colombian applicants URM?

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MattM
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Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby MattM » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:17 am

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone either is/or knows of any Colombian applicants and know how they fared in admissions

I know TLS advice is only some categories of Hispanic Americans will get a URM boost ( Colombian probably not but wanted to hear directly from a Colombian applicant )

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sesto elemento
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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby sesto elemento » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:18 am

Apply then come back and tell us how you fared :wink:

But tbh i think the MA/PR boost that once existed is not as strong as it used to be because LSAC now categorizes MAs as being Latino/Hispanic. Anecdotally, non-MA latinos with similar numbers as mine got into the same schools with similar $$$.

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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:27 am

That's not telling us too much though. Were you below medians? Are you saying you all outperformed the expected results if you weren't URMs?

Obviously - if u all had 4.0 180s then of course you guys all did well.

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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby sesto elemento » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:10 am

BillsFan9907 wrote:That's not telling us too much though. Were you below medians? Are you saying you all outperformed the expected results if you weren't URMs?

Obviously - if u all had 4.0 180s then of course you guys all did well.


Can't go into specifics here bud, but shoot me a PM if you're interested.

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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby Pumpkin-Duke of Pie » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:43 pm

Are you black/African descended Colombian? More importantly, do you identify as black/African descended? If yes to both of those, then you are a URM.

EDIT: Also, as other posters have mentioned, you may still get a boost for being hispanic/latino at other schools. However, traditionally only the following are URMs:
(1) MA
(2) PR
(3) Native American
(4) Black/African American

Please see the following thread for more info.: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=35568

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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby MattM » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:42 pm

Not black/African American, only Colombian

I wonder if I would still get a Hispanic boost even though I am not MA or PR

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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby Pumpkin-Duke of Pie » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:37 pm

Potentially, but there's no way to know for sure or to be able to reliably bank on it.

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Re: Any Colombian applicants URM?

Postby Harvette » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:33 pm

I know one with a 169 retake who got Into ucla, NYU, columbia and had a JS1 a year ago.




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