Do Asians, even though they're not URMs, get a boost?

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ComatoseClown
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Do Asians, even though they're not URMs, get a boost?

Postby ComatoseClown » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:32 am

Paraphrased opinion from an "exploring law careers website": In the coming generation, the American legal profession would benefit from a higher number of diverse and minority lawyers.

With this, do law schools give an admissions boost to Asians, even though they're not considered URM? Secondly, I notice there aren't as many Indian Asians in law schools as there are Oriental Asians (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc). Do law schools, in designing their next entering class, go to an extent to differentiate among an ethnicity class (e.g. Oriental versus non-Oriental Asians, or the various Latino origins like Mexico, Peru, etc.), in order to increased "ethnic diversity"?
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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Do Asians, even though they're not URMs, get a boost?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:35 am

I'm going to say absolutely not. Let's see if anyone corroborates my statement.

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kalvano
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Re: Do Asians, even though they're not URMs, get a boost?

Postby kalvano » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:35 am

No. No boost.

Also, there is a forum devoted specifically to questions about URM's. I know it's misleadingly titled "Under Represented Law Student Forum", but try and see through the lies and deceptions to get to the truth.

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Re: Do Asians, even though they're not URMs, get a boost?

Postby HopefulFish » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:41 am

kalvano wrote:No. No boost.

Also, there is a forum devoted specifically to questions about URM's. I know it's misleadingly titled "Under Represented Law Student Forum", but try and see through the lies and deceptions to get to the truth.


Are you suggesting that it should have been titled "Hispanics, Native Americans, and African American Law Student Forum"?

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