OmbreGracieuse wrote:So, general concensus says Pacific Islanders are not (?) under represented minorities.
I am a Pacific Islander, female, mother, married, who is getting ready to lose a uterus to cancer.
While all of those things don't really warrant my being a URM, do you think I would get any consideration whatsoever in conjunction with being a minority?
Consideration with respect to what? This might help you in the sense that schools like to avoid a homogenous class and try to include people with different backgrounds, but it won't overcome any deficits in GPA or LSAT. At best you might get a spot bc you are different from the last 20 ppl they admitted who are in the same range of scores. But I doubt the fact thaat you got married and popped a few out will get you into a reach. That isn't exactly an accomplishment. In fact it seems like a lot of ppl, despite their best interest, have a really hard time NOT doing just that. You can probably spin it into something about how you actually know how to live like an adult, which sets you off from 90% of the ppl applying.
With regards to the cancer, I condole you, but I think the most you can get out of that is a story about overcoming adversity. Write about it in a PS, maybe, and hope it shows the adcomm some quality that will convince them that you'd succeed in law school. That kind of quality, whatever it is, is what they care about when it comes to stories about adversity, not just simple suffering. So, you're going to have to identify what that is for you and articulate it well. If you're in school now and it's impacting your grades, then be sure to let them know that.