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Diversity for Employers

Post by jwahba » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:11 am

Is there a difference between diversity for employers and URM for Law school? As in are there groups who would be considered diverse for firms but not URM for law school?

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by Aberzombie1892 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:31 am

Women are still diverse hires at a lot of firms.

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by de5igual » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:40 am

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Women are still diverse hires at a lot of firms.
+1

Diversity for law firms essentially includes anything that isn't a white, heterosexual male, but it seems some diversity groups get a slight bump still over others in the hiring process

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by jwahba » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:42 am

Define "White" (I am Egyptian).

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by Renzo » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:07 am

jwahba wrote:Define "White" (I am Egyptian).
If a TSA agent saw you at the airport, would they racially profile you for a "random" screening? If so, you are diverse.

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by BruceWayne » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:20 am

jwahba wrote:Define "White" (I am Egyptian).
Almost certainly not.

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by jwahba » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:56 am

BruceWayne wrote:
jwahba wrote:Define "White" (I am Egyptian).
Almost certainly not.
Almost certainly not white, or almost certainly not diverse?

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by jwahba » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:43 pm

Renzo wrote:
jwahba wrote:Define "White" (I am Egyptian).
If a TSA agent saw you at the airport, would they racially profile you for a "random" screening? If so, you are diverse.
That's fine and good, but how would that work for a 1L. There is no checkbox for "melanin enriched" when doing mass mailings.

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by de5igual » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:51 pm

jwahba wrote:
Renzo wrote:
jwahba wrote:Define "White" (I am Egyptian).
If a TSA agent saw you at the airport, would they racially profile you for a "random" screening? If so, you are diverse.
That's fine and good, but how would that work for a 1L. There is no checkbox for "melanin enriched" when doing mass mailings.
There isn't, but you have other cues: ethnic sounding name; student organization groups (e.g., Middle East Law Student Association, Muslim Student Association, etc); language skills if you're proficient in Arabic

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by cinephile » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:25 pm

There's normally an Other box, right? I check that or multi-racial.

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by Renzo » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:15 pm

f0bolous wrote: There isn't, but you have other cues: ethnic sounding name; student organization groups (e.g., Middle East Law Student Association, Muslim Student Association, etc); language skills if you're proficient in Arabic
Yep. Why else do you think all those student groups exist?

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by jwahba » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Unfortunately no such groups exist at UT...

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by de5igual » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:51 pm

jwahba wrote:Unfortunately no such groups exist at UT...
start one then

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by jwahba » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:54 pm

f0bolous wrote:
jwahba wrote:Unfortunately no such groups exist at UT...
start one then
Can I do so as a 1L this late into the year?

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by de5igual » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:56 pm

jwahba wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
jwahba wrote:Unfortunately no such groups exist at UT...
start one then
Can I do so as a 1L this late into the year?
you've only had class for a week

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:58 pm

jwahba wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
jwahba wrote:Unfortunately no such groups exist at UT...
start one then
Can I do so as a 1L this late into the year?
You could but it probably wouldn't help that much... Law firms only really care about diversity that can be checked off in little boxes (think normal minorities + LGBT)

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Re: Diversity for Employers

Post by de5igual » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
jwahba wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
jwahba wrote:Unfortunately no such groups exist at UT...
start one then
Can I do so as a 1L this late into the year?
You could but it probably wouldn't help that much... Law firms only really care about diversity that can be checked off in little boxes (think normal minorities + LGBT)
even then, unless you're URM, the "boost" is really just eligibility to participate in diversity job fairs and apply for diversity scholarships/SAs. you can definitely still do all that as you are without a group.

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