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Ill read it. PM it to me.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:03:02 AM »

Regardless of how you try to justify it to yourself the system was set up to maximize the opportunities of groups who are underrepresented BECAUSE of hardships they have faced, not just so that Harvard's admissions catalogue can look like a united colors of benetton ad. I am black, declined to state, and got in to T10 schools just fine because I already had the numbers. Cartlon Banks/the Mexican guy in your school whose Dad owns half of Mexico city are not disadvantaged, straight up, and a quick check of your finaid app will make that obvious to any school.

So the checkbox that says "African American/Black" actually means "African American/Black who also happen to possess hardships completely irrelevant to the question being asked which is 'what is my racial/ethnic description?'"  I'm glad you cleared that up - I could have made a terrible mistake.

Perhaps people should start providing addendums to schools outlining the list of hardships the applicant experienced.




i hope youre being sarcastic because it DOES NOT mean that. you check the box off because thats your ETHNICITY not because that's your ethnicity AND you've had hardships.  ::)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:02:07 AM »

Bottom line, if the fact that you are Puerto Rican has had no bearing on your academic or LSAT peformance, aka no "hardships", then you are exploiting the system and people who actually have had hardships for the sake of weaseling your way into a spot you didn't earn with your mediocre lsat score and hopefully karma will bite you in the ass.

i hope that's not directed to me because you dont even know my life or anything about it. for that reason im not even going to debate you on that.

besides, URM stands for UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITY. meaning, if you fall under those categories youre allowed to register as such IRREGARDLESS of hardships. if someone who is a URM started to write in their PS about hardships that they didnt have that's a diff. story. i have def. had some and im def. a URM which is why this thread was made.

for your first post, you can take that negativity elsewhere.


I never had any 'hardships' (financially or otherwise)


Jsia

i really just didnt want to share them. one in particular really stands out..

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Law School Admissions / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:33:58 PM »

Bottom line, if the fact that you are Puerto Rican has had no bearing on your academic or LSAT peformance, aka no "hardships", then you are exploiting the system and people who actually have had hardships for the sake of weaseling your way into a spot you didn't earn with your mediocre lsat score and hopefully karma will bite you in the ass.

i hope that's not directed to me because you dont even know my life or anything about it. for that reason im not even going to debate you on that.

besides, URM stands for UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITY. meaning, if you fall under those categories youre allowed to register as such IRREGARDLESS of hardships. if someone who is a URM started to write in their PS about hardships that they didnt have that's a diff. story. i have def. had some and im def. a URM which is why this thread was made.

for your first post, you can take that negativity elsewhere.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: TULANE LAW SCHOOL THREAD
« on: August 07, 2008, 02:35:43 PM »
HI EVERYONE!

I want to apply to Tulane also for ED! I think I could bring a lot to the city and the school and it's definitely a place that I can see giving back to me as well.

What do you think my prospects are with the following (and yes Ive seen the LSN but I want someone's opinion)..

urm: puerto rican
gpa: cumulative 3.92 degree
lsat: 153

graduated top 1%, nominated for commencement speech, top student in the department of my major, study abroad experience with a 4.0 while i was there, worked in the host country i was in, and little regular non-legal jobs in college (mostly tutoring).

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Law School Admissions / LAW SCHOOL CALCULATOR- Accurate or not?
« on: August 06, 2008, 05:24:34 PM »
How accurate is this, ESPECIALLY for URM students?

http://lawschoolcalculator.com/

Thanks for the replies in advance everyone!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 03, 2008, 09:57:46 PM »
im sorry, what's a DS? thank you so much for your insight!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 03, 2008, 06:39:36 PM »
Thank you for the feedback Tim!  :) That makes me happy to hear considering my LSAT score really sucks.

Anyone else?

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Law School Admissions / Being a URM *PLEASE READ*
« on: August 03, 2008, 05:30:35 PM »
As an URM, Puerto Rican male, I was wondering what influence, if any, this would boost my chances of being accepted into law school. I never had any 'hardships' (financially or otherwise) and Im not trying to spark a heated debate but to what extent can this cover a relatively weak (below the median) lsat score?

Also, is this something that I should subtly mention in the PS (that I am a URM) or just let it show itself on the application?

Thanks guys

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Law School Admissions / Re: ***HELP!!! MELTDOWN!***
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:55:04 AM »
My LSAC gpa is a 3.93

Ive seen the  numbers already but how accurate those are with people making things up worries me. I just wanted to get someone else's 'written' insight on my chances.

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