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URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:54 pm

I'm at least 1/4 cherokee indian. Both my great grandmothers were full cherokee.

On my lsac profile it says both causasin and native american and on my LSAT I put "native american."

After many discussions read, and info stating that a minority could be classified all the way down to 1/16th, I think it's in my best interest to apply URM.

Facts are fact and I'm at least 1/4 native american. My question is simply if they'll see me and think "this looks like a white dude" and I'll have to take a blood test for lineage, etc (lol-a bit of a strecth, but you know what I mean... :o ) .

Thoughts of this? And yes I'm obviously hoping for a slight admission edge (God knows I need it), but in this case I have the bloodline to prove so.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: URM question.

Post by Fred_McGriff » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:19 pm

If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.

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Re: URM question.

Post by Thirteen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:24 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.

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Post by manbearwig » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:00 pm

Schools like URMs that are somehow involved in that community. I have no idea how much of a difference it makes in the boost, but it'll be at least somewhat better if you could show involvement.

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Re: URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:48 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.
Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.

Now, I feel stupid that I let me damn ego stop me. I think it may help me and I think I have the right to use it. I guess I'm just trying to reassure myself that it's morally right. But then again, if I'm to be an attorney... :roll:

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Re: URM question.

Post by Kohinoor » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:55 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.
Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.

Now, I feel stupid that I let me damn ego stop me. I think it may help me and I think I have the right to use it. I guess I'm just trying to reassure myself that it's morally right. But then again, if I'm to be an attorney... :roll:
How does two cherokee great grandmothers make you 1/4 cherokee?

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Re: URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:57 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.
Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.

Now, I feel stupid that I let me damn ego stop me. I think it may help me and I think I have the right to use it. I guess I'm just trying to reassure myself that it's morally right. But then again, if I'm to be an attorney... :roll:
How does two cherokee great grandmothers make you 1/4 cherokee?
I have more through different grandparents too, but just saying that those 2 were full.

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Re: URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:58 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.
Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.

Now, I feel stupid that I let me damn ego stop me. I think it may help me and I think I have the right to use it. I guess I'm just trying to reassure myself that it's morally right. But then again, if I'm to be an attorney... :roll:
How does two cherokee great grandmothers make you 1/4 cherokee?
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Post by merichard87 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:59 pm

I don't think theres an issue with you claiming a NA bloodline but I do think many adcomms will look for involvement within your cultural community. If you don't have that or dont show a connection to your culture I'm not sure what kind of boost you will get.

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Re: URM question.

Post by Kohinoor » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:59 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:If 1/16 is the limit and you've got 1/4 I'm pretty sure you're good to go. I'd milk it for all its worth.
Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.

Now, I feel stupid that I let me damn ego stop me. I think it may help me and I think I have the right to use it. I guess I'm just trying to reassure myself that it's morally right. But then again, if I'm to be an attorney... :roll:
How does two cherokee great grandmothers make you 1/4 cherokee?
Image :mrgreen:
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Re: URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:02 pm

Kohinoor wrote: How does two cherokee great grandmothers make you 1/4 cherokee?
Image :mrgreen:[/quote]
tyft[/quote]
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Re: URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:09 pm

Any more thoughts guys/girls? Thanks-

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Re: URM question.

Post by Fred_McGriff » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:07 pm

TOMaHULK wrote: Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.
Feeling guilty? Get pissed dude... get really pissed...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_tears

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Ame ... ng_schools

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe_Rose

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Re: URM question.

Post by username99 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:12 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote: Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.
Feeling guilty? Get pissed dude... get really pissed...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_tears

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Ame ... ng_schools

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe_Rose
Is Tom Emanski a URM?

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Re: URM question.

Post by TOMaHULK » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:53 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote: Well, when I applied for my UG, I didn't claim it because I felt embarresed. I felt that I didn't want to "abuse" the system, because I'm not a native american "looking" individual.
Feeling guilty? Get pissed dude... get really pissed...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_tears

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Ame ... ng_schools

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe_Rose

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