subtle wrote:Varys wrote:subtle wrote:This is a personal question. Don't worry about what other people think/how they see you. If you *feel* Puerto Rican, you are; you certainly have the right to claim it. If you feel it would be dishonest, then it is.
Other than being dishonest, what is to stop people from just checking one of the URM boxes? Do law schools or the ABA look into it to see that you really are the race you claim? I would think there must be some sort of enforcement of the policy, but then again I'd also like to think at this point most people will just be honest.
I honestly don't know. People have said that it could come back to bite you in the ass in terms of C&F on the bar, but I honestly don't know what there is to stop people. I imagine that the fear alone of having problems is enough to keep most people from checking a box that they can't rightfully claim.
People don't want to pull an "Elizabeth Warren?" Ha! URM humor. But in all seriousness, I'm part Native American but I'm not sure about the kind of documentation that I should have ready. At the same time, I know there is a boost to be had, but I really REALLY hate the idea that I should even get a boost when the time comes to apply just because I happened to be born in the right family. I feel torn on the issue.