ssanonymous wrote:I think Berkeley (where AA is illegal) asks about the education background of your parents and the income level of your family while growing up.
I didn't end up applying to Berkeley but I checked out their financial aid application or that part of it at least and I was pretty impressed by the questions it asked. Things like "what percentage of your high school class went to college," etc; multiple quantifiable factors that actually correlate pretty well with socioeconomic status (and to some degree with race ethnicity).
The whole LS process would be more fair if all schools used something like that, I think.
I mean, I think they should add it to the process and not totally replace what they have going with URMs because there is VERY LITTLE racial diversity in top law schools. I used to judge the percentages from my undergrad until I saw the law school stats. Law in general is still a very elite, white, male institution.
NavyOfficer23 wrote:Just changed to DLS today. No phone call, so that means denied I assume. It's fine, I've had a deposit in elsewhere since January, you know, when reasonable law schools give their decisions...
sorry to hear! I'll be joining you soon.