First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

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reasonabledoubt
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First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:01 pm

Although not an "URM" in the official sense, does being a first generation american-anything count for something in this process?

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby hank44 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:02 pm

unfortunately, i dont think so. perhaps you could add it into a cool personal statement, but thats about it my fellow whitey.

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby Chelios » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:03 pm

adds to diversity statement, if you're non-URM.

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:08 pm

I think I read that PR in America is treated differently from PR in PR. But otherwise, no. Just make it a nice story for PS.

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby Neelio » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:09 pm

maybe not always... but i'm in the same boat. wrote my PS about it and have been waitlisted at Georgetown and in committee review at Berkeley with a sub-par LSAT score. Based on my experience, I think it helps.

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:15 pm

i was thinking you meant first generation in your fam to go to college. that helps in college admissions and probably helps at some law schools, like berkeley....first in your fam to go to college and then to go to law school is a big accomplishment although it's not rare enough to get a huge boost

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby crombot » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:12 pm

I am a first generation American (and first to go to college)....I used it to intro in my personal statement. Not sure if it helps or not, but during my Vandy interview, my interviewer said that I had "an extremely interesting and unique background." (There is other stuff that is unusual other than the 1st GenAm thing though.)

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:30 pm

crombot wrote:I am a first generation American (and first to go to college)....I used it to intro in my personal statement. Not sure if it helps or not, but during my Vandy interview, my interviewer said that I had "an extremely interesting and unique background." (There is other stuff that is unusual other than the 1st GenAm thing though.)

I'd admit you simply because I loooooooove boston terriers.

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Re: First Generation - does it garner adcomm love?

Postby Chelios » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:34 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
crombot wrote:I am a first generation American (and first to go to college)....I used it to intro in my personal statement. Not sure if it helps or not, but during my Vandy interview, my interviewer said that I had "an extremely interesting and unique background." (There is other stuff that is unusual other than the 1st GenAm thing though.)

I'd admit you simply because I loooooooove boston terriers.


is that a boston terrier or a french bulldog?

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