Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:GoLandcrabs wrote:Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:GoLandcrabs wrote:A. Nony Mouse wrote:GoLandcrabs wrote:A. Nony Mouse wrote:I think you should answer honestly, but if you don't want to answer, don't. It's not going to give you a boost though - they don't get to report non-reporters in any of the URM categories.
Of course not. But when they report race, are they not judged on what percent is white? Do schools have "not stated" percentage when giving their stats, or are they excluded.
Because if they do that, it might make the % URM of the class go up a little, even if there isn't an actual additional URM.
No, there'd be a white percentage, a URM percentage, and a "did not disclose" percentage. Lawyers and people who track these kinds of statistics are nothing if not precise.
Generally the option not to report is to allow people who don't identify as any of the given categories not to have to list something they're not, or for an applicant to basically say "I don't want you to consider this in my application."
Alright, if they don't do that, there is no functional difference, so I may as well do either.
You clearly don't get it.
Are you actually that unconfident in your credentials to get into law schools, or do you really need to game the system in the most petty/unnecessary way possible. Perhaps your time is better spent crafting that amazing Diversity Statement.
I'm not unconfident at all, I just admitted there's no point to doing it - I'd only do it if there is an advantage to.
Pretty sure the school wouldn't much care for a Diversity statement from me, so I'll pass.
You clearly still don't get it lol
The 2017 TLS "Most Likely to Rip out pages from library books" Award goes to: Golandcrabs
So is your argument that even if it did help me, it wouldn't do much and would hurt me more than help me?
perhaps I am too stupid to understand