URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

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dreamlschool2021
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URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

Postby dreamlschool2021 » Tue May 26, 2015 8:41 pm

What are your thoughts on racial preference in law school admissions? Is this even a significant factor in law school admissions? Do you thinks this is fair or unfair?
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Re: URM STATUS OVERATED, UNFAIR?

Postby 071816 » Tue May 26, 2015 8:42 pm

here we go....

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OhBoyOhBortles
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Re: URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 26, 2015 8:47 pm

Mawdz.

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Re: URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

Postby PoopNpants » Tue May 26, 2015 8:52 pm

URM status isn't a significant factor, yeah there is some boost in admissions I guess but I'm pretty sure you gotta work your ass off and great the grades in law school cuz no firm is going to hire a URM solely because they are a URM. urm admissions also don't effect non-urm admissions, so as far as it being "fair" or "unfair" is ultimately irrelevant.

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Re: URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

Postby justonemoregame » Tue May 26, 2015 9:02 pm

Me thinks someone 'as a wee bit o' the ol' sniffles

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Re: URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

Postby FirmBiz » Tue May 26, 2015 9:15 pm

Unfair? I don't think so,but who cares? Is anything in life fair?

Overrated? Yes, to the degree that I feel that it has opened more doors for me, but I don't think its significant enough to get someone into a place where they ordinarily wouldn't have any shot at.

Its not just:

Student: "I have a 120, can I get into your prestigious Law school?"

Yale: "Uhhhhhhhhhh"

Student: "I'm (insert X skin color)"

Yale: "Oh why of course! Take a full scholarship too!"

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Re: URM STATUS OVERRATED, UNFAIR?

Postby 06102016 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:22 pm

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