cao0008 wrote:cao0008 wrote:I am an URM. Is UF hurting that bad for diversity? I wouldn't have thought so. Perfect picture JCougar! If you haven't yet noticed, being a URM gives you a boost when applying to just about any law school. UF isn't "hurting that bad for diversity", I don't think, but it still benefit...I can almost guarantee you that you were awarded as much money as you were because of your ethnicity. Whether or not you consider yourself to be technically-qualified as a URM at this moment is irrelevant. I do apologize for misrepresenting your gender. I abide by the Laws of the Internet.
Also, cao0008, I want you to consider this - LSN shows only one other "non-URM" with an LSAT score under 164 getting over $20,000 (a white guy with strong softs going by "Pseudonym"). Both you and the other guy applied to Emory, a school notorious for favoring URMs. The other guy got waitlisted. You got accepted and were offered $42,000. You also both applied to Washington and Lee. You got in; he got waitlisted.
lol First of all, if you're going to quote my history, at least make sure I wrote what it says there. The quote that you have is a quote that I made of someone else's post who said they were a URM, not me. If you click on it, you'll see that I was just answering a question I think. So I'm not a crazy person who randomly decides is a URM or not depending on the day. I'm not saying that being Hispanic doesn't give me some kind of boost, I'm just saying is that it will not give me the kind of boost that it gives URMs. I still think that saying that I got the $30,000 just because I'm Hispanic is arguable. Now, stop the stalking
Oops. Post history doesn't show quotes - quotes appear as original comments, hence my mistaking your quoting some guy's declaration of being a URM for your own. I'll stop the stalking... for now. But the evidence is there (comparison between you and that other guy on LSN, comparisons between you and whites with superior numbers and comparable softs) for anyone to consider as they'd like. It is true that whether or not you got the $30,000 (rather than a lesser amount) just because you're Hispanic cannot, practically speaking, be definitively proven one way or another.