Two URM catagories

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Two URM catagories

Postby lawstudent88 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:51 pm

I am part of two seperate URM group, I am both a minority and gay. What kind of number boosts will I get with my application. I have a 3.1 undergrad and I am retaking the LSAT in october. What kind of scores will I need for top 14?

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:54 pm

What kind of minority? And gay is not URM, in the sense that TLS uses the term.

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby lawstudent88 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:56 pm

black/cuban

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby Fresh » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:56 pm

lawstudent88 wrote:I am part of two seperate URM group, I am both a minority and gay. What kind of number boosts will I get with my application. I have a 3.1 undergrad and I am retaking the LSAT in october. What kind of scores will I need for top 14?


Sexual orientation doesn't generate the same type of boost that minority ethnicity (Puerto Rican, Mexican, African-American) does. However, it can be interesting to write about your sexuality (maybe combined with your race?) in a diversity statement.

If you are a URM applicant, to get into a t14 with 3.1 will probably require a score in the higher half of the 160s at least.

good luck!

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby lawstudent88 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:00 pm

What about expanded to top 25 or 40? I am also looking at Vandervilt, Emory, and some state schools.

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:00 pm

Being AA (African American), I'd guess that a 160ish would net you some solid t14 action.

However, URM cycles are pretty hard to predict -- and you'll probably end up being a splitter too -- so don't be surprised if everyone here (myself included) chances you incorrectly.

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:04 pm

vespertiliovir wrote:What kind of minority? And gay is not URM, in the sense that TLS uses the term.law schools use the term.

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:08 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
vespertiliovir wrote:What kind of minority? And gay is not URM, in the sense that TLS uses the term.law schools use the term.

Fair enough. PS love the 'tar!

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby merichard87 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:11 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
vespertiliovir wrote:What kind of minority? And gay is not URM, in the sense that TLS uses the term.law schools use the term.


vanwinkle are you Jim Adler the Texas Hammer?

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:14 pm

merichard87 wrote:vanwinkle are you Jim Adler the Texas Hammer?

the tough, smart lawyer!
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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby lawstudent88 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:17 pm

What about Cornell? They seem to be lgbt friendly. I am also looking at U of Virginia and Texas. They seem to be a little more conservative though.

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:22 pm

lawstudent88 wrote:What about Cornell? They seem to be lgbt friendly. I am also looking at U of Virginia and Texas. They seem to be a little more conservative though.

Penn is known for being very LGBTish

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:23 pm

vespertiliovir wrote:
merichard87 wrote:vanwinkle are you Jim Adler the Texas Hammer?

the tough, smart lawyer!

You call, I hammer! :lol:

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Re: Two URM catagories

Postby vespertiliovir » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:25 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
vespertiliovir wrote:
merichard87 wrote:vanwinkle are you Jim Adler the Texas Hammer?

the tough, smart lawyer!

You call, I hammer! :lol:

it shames me to say that he went to texas, though :cry:




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