jordan15 wrote:Void wrote:Is AA male really a bigger URM boost than NA? I'm surprised to hear this.
There's not nearly enough data to know. It seems like URMs are the one situation where softs (specifically, a compelling DS and URM related activities) make a big difference. With such a limited sample size for NAs it's hard to tell if an applicant got a smaller boost than the average AA applicant because they wrote a terrible DS (or no DS at all) or because adcoms just don't give as much as a bump.
I am surprised because it was always my understanding that NA is a huge bump- not just at law schools but in pretty much all admissions- because there are far, FAR fewer NA applicants than other URMs. But I guess that was always just an assumption on my part.