ORM Disadvantage?

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Are wealthy Jews disadvantaged in Law School apps?

Poll ended at Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:34 am

Absolutely, and rightfully so
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17%
Yes, but this is a travesty
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33%
No, this is a stupid question
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50%
Maybe, but I'm just another TLSer that actually has no-clue
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No votes
 
Total votes: 6

canuck
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ORM Disadvantage?

Postby canuck » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:32 am

Hey folks,

I am an ORM (over-represented minority). More specifically I am a Jew from a wealthy family.

Do you think I should try to hide this in my applications? I am a little concerned there may be some discrimination against the typical Jewish law school applicant from an affluent background.

bdubs
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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby bdubs » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:40 am

canuck wrote:Hey folks,

I am an ORM (over-represented minority). More specifically I am a Jew from a wealthy family.

Do you think I should try to hide this in my applications? I am a little concerned there may be some discrimination against the typical Jewish law school applicant from an affluent background.


You do not list your income or your faith on your application.

/thread

canuck
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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby canuck » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:42 am

bdubs wrote:
You do not list your income or your faith on your application.

/thread


Incorrect, many applications ask for your family income (e.g. Berkeley) and some even ask for your faith (e.g. Notre Dame).

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Unemployed
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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby Unemployed » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:43 am

As far as I can tell, law school admissions is race-neutral on the ORM end - unlike just about every other institutions of higher education.

Aqualibrium
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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:44 am

When you eventually get to law school, I want you to look at all of your fellow 1L's and count the number of URM's you see. Typically, URM's as a whole make up 15-20% or less of a given class.

Are you telling me that adcomms need to discriminate against you so that 12 people in your class of 200 can be admitted?

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paratactical
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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby paratactical » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:48 am

IBTL

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GodSpeed
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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby GodSpeed » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:48 am

Apply to SMU. They like rich people. At the very least they don't discriminate against them.

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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby Unemployed » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:49 am

Aqualibrium wrote:When you eventually get to law school, I want you to look at all of your fellow 1L's and count the number of URM's you see. Typically, URM's as a whole make up 15-20% or less of a given class.

Are you telling me that adcomms need to discriminate against you so that 12 people in your class of 200 can be admitted?


In college admissions, ORM's tend to subsidize both URM's and legacies, athletes, and development candidates (i.e. their average numerical qualifications are even higher than those of white students). Not so much in law school.

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Re: ORM Disadvantage?

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:49 am

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