bwv812 wrote:sparty99 wrote:You stop. What are you? A URM? If not, you can stop pretending you know if a URM receives a boost.
Well, lack of personal experience doesn't stop you from telling other people what they are doing in their interviews, etc.
One doesn't have to be a member of a group in order to have an opinion of have knowledge of how that group is treated. And just because you are a member of a group doesn't mean you do have knowledge. Hiring is a black box for most of us who aren't on hiring committees. But I do now that almost every firm touts its diversity, so this is something they likely do take into account at some point along the way. It's also true that Asians/ORMs are counted as diverse for the purpose of law firm diversity, so I'm sure it's true that any advantage URMs receive is not as large as the boost they get in law school admissions, but I suspect it's still there.
I'm actually over this conversation and have applied to four job postings since my last post.