Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby im_blue » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:03 pm

UnitarySpace wrote:At my school, admissions has been pushing to get more asians to apply since not many seem to want to come. The admissions office has made it clear that they will give an extra "boost" in addition to the boost that they get for the gross institutional disadvantages that asians suffer (which result in lower lsat scores and gpas).


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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:17 pm

I'm serious. It's hard enough to get people to leave the country for law school.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby 09042014 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:35 pm

r6_philly wrote:
im_blue wrote:Asian-Americans make up 5% of the population but 8% of law students, so they are not under-represented.


It's a lot higher in T14 schools. If anything we are over represented by a whole lot.


My section is about 20% Asian.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:01 pm

im_blue wrote:
UnitarySpace wrote:At my school, admissions has been pushing to get more asians to apply since not many seem to want to come. The admissions office has made it clear that they will give an extra "boost" in addition to the boost that they get for the gross institutional disadvantages that asians suffer (which result in lower lsat scores and gpas).


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read some of unitaryspace's posts -- i think he is like a full time troll lol

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:09 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
im_blue wrote:Asian-Americans make up 5% of the population but 8% of law students, so they are not under-represented.


It's a lot higher in T14 schools. If anything we are over represented by a whole lot.


My section is about 20% Asian.


Really? Chicago too? More girls than boys?

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:38 am

DoubleChecks wrote:
im_blue wrote:
UnitarySpace wrote:At my school, admissions has been pushing to get more asians to apply since not many seem to want to come. The admissions office has made it clear that they will give an extra "boost" in addition to the boost that they get for the gross institutional disadvantages that asians suffer (which result in lower lsat scores and gpas).


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read some of unitaryspace's posts -- i think he is like a full time troll lol


I thought TLS was a hate-free zone. Racism still lives.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby stratocophic » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:47 am

UnitarySpace wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
im_blue wrote:
UnitarySpace wrote:At my school, admissions has been pushing to get more asians to apply since not many seem to want to come. The admissions office has made it clear that they will give an extra "boost" in addition to the boost that they get for the gross institutional disadvantages that asians suffer (which result in lower lsat scores and gpas).


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read some of unitaryspace's posts -- i think he is like a full time troll lol


I thought TLS was a hate-free zone. Racism still lives.
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This also merits the "welcome to TLS pic," but I don't know where to find it.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:55 am

stratocophic wrote:
read some of unitaryspace's posts -- i think he is like a full time troll lol


I thought TLS was a hate-free zone. Racism still lives.[/quote]--ImageRemoved--

This also merits the "welcome to TLS pic," but I don't know where to find it.[/quote]

Thank you for welcoming me to the community. 8) I was only introduced to the internet four years ago, so I still haven't acclimated to this whole "facetious edginess" that internet message boards are so famous for. As to my comment on racism - I grew up apartheid south africa so I'm very sensitive to these kinds of race issues.


EDIT: I don't know why this is being displayed like this. The computer told me that I cannot put more than four quotes inside.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby stratocophic » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:58 am

Thank you for welcoming me to the community. 8) I was only introduced to the internet four years ago, so I still haven't acclimated to this whole "facetious edginess" that internet message boards are so famous for. As to my comment on racism - I grew up apartheid south africa so I'm very sensitive to these kinds of race issues.


TBF, it's gotten much better. There used to be absolutely ridonkulous (on both sides) debates about AA. For all the charges of fascism leveled against the mods, I vastly prefer the tighter control they've implemented (and I'm sure new members looking for information rather than low brow debate do too).

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:01 am

Total body fitness has gotten much better? What's TBF?

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby stratocophic » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:03 am

UnitarySpace wrote:Total body fitness has gotten much better? What's TBF?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tbf

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:06 am

Is TLS affiliated with the bass federation? I'm confused.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby Borhas » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:37 am

UnitarySpace wrote:Thank you for welcoming me to the community. 8) I was only introduced to the internet four years ago, so I still haven't acclimated to this whole "facetious edginess" that internet message boards are so famous for. As to my comment on racism - I grew up apartheid south africa so I'm very sensitive to these kinds of race issues.


EDIT: I don't know why this is being displayed like this. The computer told me that I cannot put more than four quotes inside.

you should post more

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby r6_philly » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:48 am

UnitarySpace wrote:Total body fitness has gotten much better? What's TBF?


I'm disappointed.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby JOThompson » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:50 am

We're over represented, if anything.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:13 am

r6_philly wrote:
UnitarySpace wrote:Total body fitness has gotten much better? What's TBF?


I'm disappointed.


I'm flattered.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:17 am

I'm surprised these threads still go to 40 posts. Asians do not get a blanket URM label, unless a particular school is gerrymandering the racial makeup of its incoming class in the interest of presenting a student body with 'diverse backgrounds'. I'm sure that happens...somewhere. Not much in T1/T2.

If you're from Laos or East Timor or Bhutan, you may get special consideration. If a school is interested in more international students (not asian-americans), you may get special consideration. I would highly doubt it would be equivalent to what african americans and latinos get. Really, just think of this reasonably, and do your best in your PS to bring out the unique qualities in your background and experience that would make an AdCom care. It's not by default.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:24 am

Ersatz Haderach wrote:I'm surprised these threads still go to 40 posts. Asians do not get a blanket URM label, unless a particular school is gerrymandering the racial makeup of its incoming class in the interest of presenting a student body with 'diverse backgrounds'. I'm sure that happens...somewhere. Not much in T1/T2.

If you're from Laos or East Timor or Bhutan, you may get special consideration. If a school is interested in more international students (not asian-americans), you may get special consideration. I would highly doubt it would be equivalent to what african americans and latinos get. Really, just think of this reasonably, and do your best in your PS to bring out the unique qualities in your background and experience that would make an AdCom care. It's not by default.


titcr. Whether or not you count as a urm doesn't really affect your actions going forward.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby rayiner » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:28 am

Lonestar87 wrote:Hmmmmm....thats what confused me because LSAC does label us that way....so I thought I had a better chance...


LOL @ your life. If you've been in the US for any amount of time you should know the answer to that by now. You must be a FOB.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby anstud06 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:32 am

I'm surprised there are still that many Asians in law schools. They're already well represented in medicine, finance, consulting, public accounting, engineering, IT, science, tech, entrepreneurship...I thought that's where the smartest Asians go.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby r6_philly » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:40 am

anstud06 wrote:I'm surprised there are still that many Asians in law schools. They're already well represented in medicine, finance, consulting, public accounting, engineering, IT, science, tech, entrepreneurship...I thought that's where the smartest Asians go.


Err, if you think the smartest Asians go to the other industries, then you could have answered your own question... What do you think every Asian is a "smartest Asian"? Maybe there are some Asians who are slightly less than "smartest"?

I don't agree with your assessment of Asians, it's just funny how you asked that question.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby NJcollegestudent » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:09 am

Again the term Asian is very fluid, as it could mean far east or south Asian. The latter is not well represented in law, and is skewed by the former in demographics that are reported by law schools. Here in the Northeast, law schools have a separate box for South Asian or Indian subcontinent.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby rayiner » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:19 am

NJcollegestudent wrote:Again the term Asian is very fluid, as it could mean far east or south Asian. The latter is not well represented in law, and is skewed by the former in demographics that are reported by law schools. Here in the Northeast, law schools have a separate box for South Asian or Indian subcontinent.


South asians are overrepresented too.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:03 pm

UnitarySpace wrote:titcr. Whether or not you count as a urm doesn't really affect your actions going forward.


This is completely false. Asians are not URM's, but whether or not an individual is a URM has large consequences on his or her actions going forward.

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Re: Do Asians count as Underrepresented Minority???

Postby UnitarySpace » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:49 pm

In deciding to which schools to apply? That's weak.




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