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Hesperus

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Just another Asian = URM? post
« on: January 10, 2009, 07:51:48 PM »
I understand that many Law schools do not consider Asian-Americans as URMs; however, I have been wondering what the situation is like for Asians who were not born in America, or Asians who attended their high school equivalent (Secondary School in my case) in Asia. Assuming this information is included in the Personal, and Diversity, statements -- will those such as I still be considered non-URMs?

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Re: Just another Asian = URM? post
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 08:21:55 PM »
URM is not the only thing that can boost your admission chances.  Highlight things that make you different from most other applicants (like going to school in Asia, killing a bear with only a pocket knife and a can of soda, or double-majoring in nuclear medicine and underwater basket-weaving).

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Re: Just another Asian = URM? post
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 08:29:08 PM »
I'm more worried because my major was kinda a non-academic one, viz., dance...
Not too sure how that would read for admissions committees.

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Re: Just another Asian = URM? post
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 02:25:46 PM »
What is URM?

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Re: Just another Asian = URM? post
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 09:11:57 PM »
Under-represented minority