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Personal Statement / Re: Can someone please look at my PS...
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:11:56 AM »
no problem.. send it this way

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I would love to review it for you.

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Minority Topics / Re: Is a Ham Sandwich Considered a URM?
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:06:24 AM »
Obviously Swiss is not under represented, as that is a European type of cheese.. however.. perhaps a monterrey jack or spicey jalepeno cheese would qualify you. Lets keep reason in its room.

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Minority Topics / Re: Indian = URM?
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:03:11 AM »
To: blupblup

Stop using outdated statistics.. asians are 8.2 percent of law school students.. and of the population 4.4 percent. You sound like a lame politician!

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Minority Topics / Re: 154, 3.89-hispanic
« on: January 29, 2008, 03:58:18 AM »
We all know the admissions process is a grab-bag.. but if it is any consulation.. a co-worker of mine (Mexican-American) had a GPA: 3.9 and LSAT: 155 and got into Northwestern. So keep your head up!

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No. People try to get the best attorney they can afford.

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No. And perhaps what troubles me the most is that you might have been able to put something like being of jewish heritage (although only 1/4) in a diversity statement.. if you hadn't said that you do not subscribe to the jewish faith! You are being disingenuous bc you said you are not of the jewish faith.. so there goes any religious diversity, and you are only 1/4 jewish, and the only reason you wish to support it is because you BELIEVE that the raceis declining. Stop looking for ways to misconstrue who you are.. and be yourself, you will probably do much better!

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Minority Topics / Re: albanians minority?
« on: January 29, 2008, 03:45:29 AM »
No. You are not considered a URM. However, you do have many other assets that you can use in items such as a diversity statement and personal statement in which you can include many of the things of which you speak. Best of luck in your endeavors!

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Minority Topics / Re: just curious as to why asians aren't URM
« on: January 29, 2008, 03:35:34 AM »
In regard to the comment made above by Mr. Mantis... your comment and link have nothing to do with the criterion by which people should determine if asians are URM... the fact is that they are OVER-represented in the legal field and law school. This is not to say that minority groups are not descriminated against...but we are talking about URMs.. I ask that you please stay on point.. we are supposed to be the future attorneys of this country.. it behooves us to be prudent, fair, and reasonable when coming to conclusions on such important issues.

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Minority Topics / Re: just curious as to why asians aren't URM
« on: January 28, 2008, 04:30:28 AM »
URM status is given to those groups that are just that- under represented[/b in the legal field and law school. It is frustrating when people do not under stand this very simple distinction. According to 2006 U.S. Census estimates, asians account for approx. 4.4 percent of the population. In law school they are representedat slightly above 8 percent (11,308 of 141,031), according to ABA enrollment statistics for the 2006-2007 academic year. That is why they are not considered Under Represented Minorities.  ???

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