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Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:28 pm
by HarvardHopeful93
In the process of creating an LSAC account. Are there any advantages to not reporting race?

Also, I am aware that being a minority helps those with lower scores & GPAs get into elite schools. But aren't schools required by law to admit students while ignoring their race?

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:10 am
by HarvardHopeful93
I mean, I guess it won't really matter as long as one has a good GPA and LSAT :)

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 1:05 am
by Iwanttolawschool
I would guess 99 percent of people that don't report race are White Males. From what I've understand Adcoms purposefully admit URM's and women for class diversity purposes. I don't know if not reporting would have an advantage or not however. I'd guess no. Ask MS9

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 2:00 am
by Mack.Hambleton
no advantage they will just assume you're white/Asian

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:10 pm
by strugglebus
HarvardHopeful93 wrote:But aren't schools required by law to admit students while ignoring their race?

No. (Except some publics depending on the state.)

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:31 pm
by starry eyed
has anyone ever tried to claim that they are an albino AA

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 9:41 pm
by Mack.Hambleton
starry eyed wrote:has anyone ever tried to claim that they are an albino AA


good post

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:00 pm
by starry eyed
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
starry eyed wrote:has anyone ever tried to claim that they are an albino AA


good post


tanks

Re: Creating LSAC Acc't; Report race?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:15 am
by RCSOB657
HarvardHopeful93 wrote:In the process of creating an LSAC account. Are there any advantages to not reporting race?

Also, I am aware that being a minority helps those with lower scores & GPAs get into elite schools. But aren't schools required by law to admit students while ignoring their race?



No. According to what I have learned as an OL, Grutter v. Bollinger essentially green-lit law admissions favoring "URMs." However, states are allowed to ban affirmative action through their own constitutional amendments.