meezus wrote:I have a hard time believing/accepting that being 100% Palestinian born to two immigrant parents is not in the least bit considered a URM. Lol that's pretty silly. In fact, it helped a great deal getting into my undergrad and even got me a scholarship.
What percentage of the US population is Palestinian? What percentage of students in law school are Palestinian? How many Palestinian students do schools need to accurately represent the percentage of Palestinians in the US population? Schools also likely characterize Palestinians as Middle Eastern, so you'd get lumped with all the other varieties of Middle Easterners, of which there are probably plenty in law school. (This happens to Asian-Americans, too - there are way more, say, Koreans in law school than Hmong, but the box law schools are looking to check is Asian-Americans collectively, not the different categories thereof, so Hmong students don't get a boost.) I'm sure you can write a great diversity statement and that will probably help, but schools don't need Palestinian students enough to give them a quantifiable bump in admissions.
And undergrad admissions are very very different from law school admissions.