URM = African American or Native American.
Nothing else *really* matters. Some schools care if you are Hispanic, others don't. (And none care unless you are Mexican or Puerto Rican.) You might get a couple of extra points (1 or 2) on the LSAT if you are Hispanic, but that's it. I don't think being Asian American helps or hurts you.
I don't think this is true at all. Yes, AA's and NA's may get a larger boost, but I don't think it's as cut and dry as all that.
URM really does mean under represented. If a school doesn't have a large representation of a certain group, they may very well be willing to look past the applicant's numbers. At the very least, it could keep an applicant from being an auto-reject.
It might take you out of auto-reject, but realistically AA's and NA's get a SIGNIFICANTLY larger boost than Hispanics. I'm not saying that's good or bad, just saying. Check LSN. Hispanics get a tiny boost, but it's nothing compared to the other groups, and it's nothing compared to the boosts Hispanics get for UG.
Dee doesn't need to check LSN...she's hispanic and participated in last year's cycle with mucho success.
That's great to hear; but I think that if anyone checks LSN they will see that the more drastic cases for Hispanics are relative outliers, whereas it is way more common to see drastic cases of out of the norm acceptances with AAs or NAs.
I'm Hispanic as well, and I'm sure it helped my cycle to an extent but AAs with the same numbers as me did light years better.
I'm opposed to Affirmative Action in general, so I'm not complaining per se. I'm just making an observation for future applicants to put their numbers in perspective.