A person is a URM if based on US population statistics they are underrepresented in law school relative to their percentage within the total population. This normally means African Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican Americans.
If a person is not from the US then they are not part of the underrepresented American population, hence why the word "American" follows each of the other words. If you are not an American...you may not be properly represented, but you also aren't considered in the same way.
I have no idea if that made sense, I'm on cold meds. Apologies.
Makes sense. I guess being foreign erases URM compensation in a way. Thanks for the info! Although I never consider Canada being very foreign but still technically an international applicant.[/quote]
Yes, as people above said, you can be EITHER URM or international, for the reasons listed above. So, if you were born in Malawi, you're perhaps a cool applicant, but you're not a URM candidate.