krasivaya wrote:whymeohgodno wrote:krasivaya wrote:Crisis averted!
What's odd is I put Asian on my UG applications and didn't seem to have any issues, but I do live in Texas. Deciding between the White and Asian boxes is always so tricky D:
The negative effects are most noticeable at elite schools.
True, though I think the lack of affirmative action at UTexas had the same effect here as it did at Berkeley. And the top 10% rule. There's an insane amount of Asians here.
So much so that this page made it to a prominent place on our counseling website, it's hard not to laugh -
Yes, this might seem funny until you read posts by Asian 1Ls on here who are failing school, almost suicidal and afraid to tell their parents because of the shame they have brought to the family by not excelling at law school. The cultural pressure is intense and adds to the pressure that everyone feels to be the top 10%-20% of the class. It is heartbreaking to me to read these posts by good people/students who are so screwed over by cultural pressure. (and not just Asians, every post by someone who is failing at school and filled with shame, depression and inability to deal with failure because of expectations is hard to read.)
OP: you know the reason race is asked, you choose how you want to fill it out. But, in applying to LS every single person here should take advantage of every opportunity to get admitted to the best law school they can. For some people connections will help them - should they not take advantage of that? For other people - URM status will help them - should they not take advantage of that?