LesPaul1995 wrote:How can some apps both not list a delineation of Hispanic/Latino (e.g. Puerto Rican) and determine whether or not one is a URM for reporting purposes (absent of a diversity statement) and subsequently deliver a boost? Does LSAC report the data to the schools, which does indeed list separate delineations (I’m not sure whether this is even reportable for the schools, though)?
I can't claim to be an expert so there may be others with better numbers who can answer better, but: Keep in mind that this is all totally voluntary and at the school's discretion. There's nothing that says anyone of any persuasion *has* to get a boost. We know from the numbers that certain groups *do* get a boost, but different schools could use different policies to determine exactly who and how, and frankly the numbers for H/L are unclear because I don't think the numbers this site relies on (mylsn.info or law school numbers) distinguish between H/L groups. Bakke (predecessor to Grutter) specifically referenced Mexicans and Puerto Ricans (for Hispanic/Latinx; also African Americans, NAs, and Asian Americans), which is one of the things people have relied on to parse the H/L boost, but nothing in Grutter limits considerations of diversity to only those groups. So personally I'm not convinced that the URM boost for H/L is as cut and dried as saying that only Mexicans/Puerto Ricans get it, but no one else does.
As for the LSAC demographic info, the website asks if you want the material reported to schools, so it can be but doesn't have to be, but I'm afraid I don't know what schools actually get or how they use it.