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what is urm?

l3x

what is urm?
« on: October 15, 2004, 02:28:56 PM »
ive read around here and im just curious as to what this means...sorry for my ignorance :)

M2

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2004, 03:52:33 PM »
under represented minority.

Aka  Hispanic, African-American, and Native American (did i miss anyone?)

gobears

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2004, 08:10:33 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).

l3x

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2004, 04:13:30 PM »
does that mean that hispanics (i am hispanic) get a little edge when it comes to admittance?

gobears

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2004, 06:30:25 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.

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004, 04:43:42 AM »
According to the 2000 census, out of the 281.4 million, only 4.2% are Asian Americans.

URM right??

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Re: what is urm?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004, 05:13:18 PM »
Not according to LS admissions, because of the percentage in college/higher education.

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2005, 12:25:49 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.

zenbiddie

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2005, 12:34:03 PM »
urm = skapegoat on LSD

zenbiddie

Re: what is urm?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2005, 01:01:52 PM »
bad press = skapgoat?