Diversity Statement if not URM?

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AP-375
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Diversity Statement if not URM?

Postby AP-375 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:44 pm

A school asks for an optional essay "that describes how you will enhance the educational environment of the law school and contribute to the diversity of the student body."
I'm not a URM, although I am somewhat non-traditional, and I'd like to explain how I could enhance the school, etc.
Should I take this option?

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bk1
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Re: Diversity Statement if not URM?

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:48 pm

If you are diverse and can craft a well written DS then do it. You don't need to be a URM to be diverse.
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Re: Diversity Statement if not URM?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:50 pm

bk1 wrote:You don't need to be a URM to be diverse.

This. URM is a narrow legal construct, but diversity is a very broad thing that goes well beyond it.




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