Thanks for all the advice, y'all. I'm car-less by choice, so transit access is an important consideration for me. I've been to Newton before, luckily, so I kind of know how that is. In the end, it will likely come down to $$.
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Northeastern via letter! Co-op = great.
Northeastern is awesome! When did you apply? As an EA applicant, I got deferred.
I think URM extends to LGBT applicants no?
No it doesn't. Well, not in the same way. LGBT isn't universally regarded as a protected identity, and therefore isn't universally regarded as a factor for diversity and doesn't have to be treated as such by an admissions committee. Some schools do see it that way, and some don't care. I'd imagine Regent wouldn't care for us at all. At any rate, it isn't nearly as good of a boost at any school as being a member of a traditionally URM group.
LSAC has a spreadsheet document with answers to a survey about the LGBT climate at responding law schools, one of the factors listed is "Seen as a positive factor for admissions" (or something similar).
Heres the link: http://www.lsac.org/SpecialInterests/lgbt-chart.asp
need a soft factorwant to get into Regent you shouldn't be going to law school anyways.
How is the latino population?