LionSquall wrote:Hey guys, I have a question.
I've been living my whole life, since I was one years old, in Puerto Rico. My first language is Spanish, I have grown up with the Puerto Rican culture, so I identify myself as Puerto Rican. BUT I wasn't born in Puerto Rico, nor was any of my parents. I was born in NY and raised in PR, my mother was also born in NY and raised in PR, but my grandparents (from mother's side) were both born and raised in PR.
So, do I qualify as URM in terms of applying to Law School? I personally do identify myself as Puerto Rican, obviously, since I've been in PR my whole life, but not sure if I qualify since I wasn't born here nor my parents either. Not sure if being raised in PR (Thus considering myself Puerto Rican), as well as my grandparents being both born and raised in PR, is enough for being considered URM, or do I or my parents need to be born in PR to qualify as such. Also, do they ask for evidence that you're an URM? and is providing evidence that I've lived in PR my whole life enough evidence? or do I need to provide a birth certificate? in which case me nor my parents will show that we're born in PR and thus perhaps not qualifying as URM.
As you can see, I'm more concern in terms of evidence and confused on whether I qualify as URM based on where I was born vs raised. So any help in that regard would help.
Thanks in advance!
You can certainly put down PR. Clearly you identify as PR. Also, regardless, nobody is going to go digging into your records or looking at birth certificates or anything like that.
Whether this makes you a URM is a different question. I think I read somewhere that PR's don't get a boost but I have no idea if that's true.
ETA: If none of your family was born in Puerto Rico and you and your family were actually Danish but just lived in Puerto Rico for the nice weather, that might be a different story. But your grandparents were born in Puerto Rico, which would make you PR even if neither you nor your parents lived in (or even visited) PR.