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DLAW

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How do LS view this.....
« on: January 11, 2005, 10:10:08 PM »
If a certain minority group is underrepresented at a particular school  (but not underrepresented in law schools in general), will the law school view this group similar to the typical underrepresented groups (like blacks and hispanics)?

In specific, I noticed U of Miami (and FSU) has a low percentage Asian-American student body compared to other law schools, will they treat Asian applicants any differently?
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Re: How do LS view this.....
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005, 08:46:13 PM »
Well, on the UMiami site, they have "29 critical questions", and one of the answers has to do with diversity. They claim to take great pride in the diversity of their student body, so it would be a good idea to politely point out that they seem to be a little light in the Asian division and how you could be good for their diversity. They also have several minority scholarships.

FSU also makes noise about actively recruiting for diversity, and they have an Asian-American Law League.

Both schools discuss the importance of diversity in the classroom, so I suspect that Asians would be considered URM for their purposes. Good luck!