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Title: what is urm?
Post by: l3x on October 15, 2004, 01:28:56 PM
ive read around here and im just curious as to what this means...sorry for my ignorance :)
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: M2 on October 15, 2004, 02:52:33 PM
under represented minority.

Aka  Hispanic, African-American, and Native American (did i miss anyone?)
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Post by: gobears on October 15, 2004, 07:10:33 PM
The Hmong would likely be URMs.  I'm not saying this sarcastically or to pick on them at all, but I believe Southeast Asians are considered URMs.  East Asians are a definite no, though. 

Also URM isn't solely based on race or ethnicity, but for example can also be based on socioeconomic factors (the two do generally overlap, though).
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: l3x on October 16, 2004, 03:13:30 PM
does that mean that hispanics (i am hispanic) get a little edge when it comes to admittance?
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Post by: gobears on October 17, 2004, 05:30:25 PM
does that mean that hispanics (i am hispanic) get a little edge when it comes to admittance?

Yeah at most schools Hispanics do get an edge in the admissions process.  Some would say it was a significant edge. 

But anyhow, go to LawSchoolNumbers.com and take a look at the schools you're interested in and check out the graphs for each law school.  Then see if anyone listed themselves as Hispanic and what they scored to get in.
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: jinniey on December 29, 2004, 03:43:42 AM
According to the 2000 census, out of the 281.4 million, only 4.2% are Asian Americans.

URM right??
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Post by: bruin on December 29, 2004, 04:13:18 PM
Not according to LS admissions, because of the percentage in college/higher education.
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Post by: legends159 on March 28, 2005, 11:25:49 AM
I'm asian and we are not considered a minority because of our culture and our take on education. We basically are treated like middle classed caucasians so for those of us who have immigrant parents who do not speak a lick of english and work 60 hours a week making minimum wage, sorry but no breaks.
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: zenbiddie on March 28, 2005, 11:34:03 AM
urm = skapegoat on LSD
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Post by: zenbiddie on March 28, 2005, 12:01:52 PM
bad press = skapgoat?
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Post by: zenbiddie on March 28, 2005, 12:45:26 PM
similar = same?
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Post by: NJHandyGirl on March 28, 2005, 01:02:40 PM
I'm asian and we are not considered a minority because of our culture and our take on education. We basically are treated like middle classed caucasians so for those of us who have immigrant parents who do not speak a lick of english and work 60 hours a week making minimum wage, sorry but no breaks.


Actually...asians ARE considered a minority, but not an UNDER represented minority for law school purposes. An underrepresented minority is one where there is a negative disparity between the percentage in society versus the percentage as practicing attorneys. Ie: 13% hispanics in the US vs. 3% hispanic lawyers. Yet, there are 4% asians in the US vs. 9% (I think) lawyers.

However, as someone else stated, socioeconomic factors are also taken into consideration when admissions decisions are made. You must incorporate these factors into your personal statement...or, some schools allow a supplemental statement to discuss these situations.
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: zenbiddie on March 28, 2005, 01:18:24 PM
she's 1000% correct.   
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Post by: Julie Fern on March 28, 2005, 01:24:49 PM
that too many %.
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Post by: zenbiddie on March 28, 2005, 01:32:36 PM
she overflows with rightness.
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Post by: NJHandyGirl on March 28, 2005, 03:57:10 PM
she overflows with rightness.

Thank you [curtsy] (don't know how to spell it, not sure if I even know how to do it)  ;D
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: Julie Fern on March 28, 2005, 05:37:30 PM
spelling fine.  place one ankle behind other and dip slightly by bending at knees.  you'll need this for when in court.
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Post by: zenbiddie on March 29, 2005, 02:16:34 AM
the technique also doubles as a pivot on the dancefloor.
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Post by: Julie Fern on March 29, 2005, 04:08:12 AM
actually, can't pivot when both feet on floor.  you do much dancing?
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Post by: zenbiddie on March 29, 2005, 09:20:46 AM
she'll figure out where to put the spin
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Post by: NJHandyGirl on March 29, 2005, 12:43:15 PM
In the military, we generally call that move an "about face"  ;)

You can keep your feet on the floor as long as you don't want to spin in a complete 360!

I'm practicing...by Julie, I think I've got it! (now if I can only find a judge who will be impressed)
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: zenbiddie on March 29, 2005, 12:46:52 PM
 ;)
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Post by: Julie Fern on March 30, 2005, 04:41:05 AM
wink all you want, but can not pivot unless weight is on only one foot at time, even if feet close together.  will fall over, as 10 seconds of experimentation will prove.  can have both feet on ground when pivoting, but weight must be on only one foot.  (how else can move foot that not pivoting in order to end up facing other direction?)
Title: Re: what is urm?
Post by: zenbiddie on March 30, 2005, 05:05:03 AM
 ;)
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Post by: Julie Fern on March 30, 2005, 05:15:05 AM
tried experiment, eh?
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Post by: zenbiddie on March 30, 2005, 05:17:20 AM
now i have one eye and no teeth
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Post by: Julie Fern on March 30, 2005, 05:21:09 AM
hope wings ok.
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Post by: strouse on March 30, 2005, 06:07:34 AM
Julie dance major?
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Post by: Julie Fern on March 30, 2005, 06:41:37 AM
no, but fair ballroom dancer.