Will Japanese be considered a minority?

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Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby deblaw » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Will they be able to take advantage of being minority?

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:31 pm

Yeah you are considered a minority.

But not an under represented minority. And that's the only minority that actually matters when it comes to giving an advantage.

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby deblaw » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:32 pm

FiveSermon wrote:Yeah you are considered a minority.

But not an under represented minority. And that's the only minority that actually matters when it comes to giving an advantage.


haha thanks :P

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby gothamm » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:57 am

yes, an over-represented minority.

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby dpk711 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:00 am

ORM

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby ahduth » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:41 pm

Over represented where?

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:46 pm

Japanese Americans make up 0.3% of the US population. So, if one lawyer out of every 333 or so is Japanese-American, then they are proportionally represented in the legal field. My law school class is 270. By virtue of having one single Japanese-American, they are more than represented in our class demographic relative to the US as a whole.

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby ahduth » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:51 pm

dakatz wrote:Japanese Americans make up 0.3% of the US population. So, if one lawyer out of every 333 or so is Japanese-American, then they are proportionally represented in the legal field. My law school class is 270. By virtue of having one single Japanese-American, they are more than represented in our class demographic relative to the US as a whole.


That guy... really got screwed in some odd demographic fashion. Over represented. Yet there's only one of him?

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:53 pm

ahduth wrote:
dakatz wrote:Japanese Americans make up 0.3% of the US population. So, if one lawyer out of every 333 or so is Japanese-American, then they are proportionally represented in the legal field. My law school class is 270. By virtue of having one single Japanese-American, they are more than represented in our class demographic relative to the US as a whole.


That guy... really got screwed in some odd demographic fashion. Over represented. Yet there's only one of him?


Lol yeah, if only we had admitted two thirds of him. Then he could more proportionally represent his Japanese-American community.

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:58 pm

There are four Japanese kids in my section of 90, not counting the LLMs. The number is closer to 15 if I just say "asians"

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby ahduth » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Cupidity wrote:There are four Japanese kids in my section of 90, not counting the LLMs. The number is closer to 15 if I just say "asians"


Our knowledge of Asian geography is quite detailed then, yes?

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:05 pm

ahduth wrote:
Cupidity wrote:There are four Japanese kids in my section of 90, not counting the LLMs. The number is closer to 15 if I just say "asians"


Our knowledge of Asian geography is quite detailed then, yes?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3cbKKf37Mg

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby gothamm » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:17 pm

ahduth wrote:
dakatz wrote:Japanese Americans make up 0.3% of the US population. So, if one lawyer out of every 333 or so is Japanese-American, then they are proportionally represented in the legal field. My law school class is 270. By virtue of having one single Japanese-American, they are more than represented in our class demographic relative to the US as a whole.


That guy... really got screwed in some odd demographic fashion. Over represented. Yet there's only one of him?


No one is debating the fairness of their status (there is a whole forum section dedicated to this discussion). But as it stands, Japanese are ORMs.

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby FiveSermon » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:18 pm

ahduth wrote:
dakatz wrote:Japanese Americans make up 0.3% of the US population. So, if one lawyer out of every 333 or so is Japanese-American, then they are proportionally represented in the legal field. My law school class is 270. By virtue of having one single Japanese-American, they are more than represented in our class demographic relative to the US as a whole.


That guy... really got screwed in some odd demographic fashion. Over represented. Yet there's only one of him?


:D

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Re: Will Japanese be considered a minority?

Postby bleh » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:49 am

I guess it would depend on what kind of Japanese you are..
American Japanese? if so. not URM.
Japanese-Japanese? if so. international pool. don't know what's going on there....anybody knows? probs not. International pool is too big, and not predictable. More competition would exist, I guess. Cuz maybe only 10% or less internationals are admitted each class?




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