Law School Discussion

Are Native Hawaiians Considered URM?

cooleylawstudent

Re: Are Native Hawaiians Considered URM?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2010, 09:10:16 AM »
was it only a 1/4 scholarship? ;)

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URM = African American, end of discussion. Some people try to tell themselves that Latino qualifies; it doesn't.

Native Americans get a serious URM boost. I know a 1/4 native american (registered) who got a substantial scholarship from a T20 with a 3.3/159.

cooleylawstudent

Re: Are Native Hawaiians Considered URM?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2010, 09:11:14 AM »
yeah right.

URM = African American, end of discussion. Some people try to tell themselves that Latino qualifies; it doesn't.

cooleylawstudent

Re: Are Native Hawaiians Considered URM?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2010, 09:12:25 AM »
My first guess would be not in Hawaii(but then again that must be your best bet too) just call each school and ask. Common sense would tell you that if it's on their application then they are interested in it.

I've actually had conflicting answers on this one; each definition i've seen for law schools fails to designate beyond "Native American," but in some definitions, like the AAMC definition, the term "Native American" denotes Native Hawaiians and Native Alaskans also.  Is it perhaps a school-by-school designation?

Thanks