URMs. Does it really help boost an application?

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mmota
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URMs. Does it really help boost an application?

Postby mmota » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:26 am

I've been reading a lot of posts lately where people have been discussing URMs (under represented minorities) and I've seen mixed opinions on how much it changes an application. I've also seen some people say that Asian is an extremely over-represented minority. So I thought a thread and a more guided discussion might be enlightening!

So, what are your thoughts???

Does being a URM really increase the overall appeal of an application?
If so, how much?

Is Asian still a URM?

Which URM is the most appealing for a law school to admit?

Does being a woman AND a URM make you more of a minority? What about being an impoverished URM vs an affluent one?


Feel free to add your own experiences and stories to the mix! I can't wait to see what everyone has to say!

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jayn3
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Re: URMs. Does it really help boost an application?

Postby jayn3 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:28 am

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merichard87
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Re: URMs. Does it really help boost an application?

Postby merichard87 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:40 am

Ugh. This topic has been done to death. Read the forum b4 you post.

But to answer your question. Yes there's a URM boost for African America, Native American, Puerto Rican and Mexican applicants. Asians are people of color but not URM. AA or NA usually get the biggest boosts. Not sure how much being a double minority helps. Use lawschoolnumbers and create your own conclusions.

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Re: URMs. Does it really help boost an application?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:26 am

Yes.

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Re: URMs. Does it really help boost an application?

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:03 pm

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