thelong wrote:And that person was refuted.
URM is still a boost at Michigan.
ETA: For anyone who's interested, pull up the LSN graphs. Tell me what those stray green dots in the lower GPA/LSAT areas say. I know it's a self-selected sample, but it clearly shows that there is a URM boost and it is important in Michigan.
That person was initially refuted until they came with the statute. Also, FWIW, I actually did talk to Dean Z about this some time ago and she said they're not allowed to take race into account when making admissions decisions. I doubt she would've said that if it weren't true given that she's extremely forthcoming.
That's interesting. I'm wondering if they base some of those decisions off of the applicant's "story" or "overcoming adversity" when admitting candidates that are well below median but are otherwise URM. I mean, look at the entire lefthand and lower sides of the admits on the LSN graphs. They're almost universally URM.
They may not take race into account directly, and I don't think they should, but I think it's pretty clear that no matter how they decide to word it that there is a URM boost.
Unless there is some other criteria that the admitted URMs show that I'm missing, which could be the case.