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2b-lawyer

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Weight of URM
« on: March 09, 2006, 04:07:21 PM »
How much weight is it if you are an Asian URM?

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 04:08:45 PM »
2 points of your LSAT
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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006, 04:09:22 PM »
I could be wrong, but I don't think Asians qualify as URMs.

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006, 04:09:48 PM »
2 points of your LSAT

That's pretty specific. Where'd you get that number?

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006, 04:10:15 PM »
  -2 on ur lsat

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006, 04:10:58 PM »
I could be wrong, but I don't think Asians qualify as URMs.

I've read that they do and read that they don't. I'm confused.

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006, 04:22:46 PM »
whatever boost you'll get will be very minimal compared to other minorities and that's only b/c there is a much larger number of Asians who apply to law schools than other groups such as hispanics, native americans, african americans...  Where you could be lucky to see a 2 point boost in your LSAT score, these other groups could get a much more significant boost.

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006, 04:24:49 PM »

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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006, 04:44:44 PM »
No one can answer that question for you...anyone who gives you a specific answer (like 2 points) is speculating based on their own opinion and observation.

If you have an interesting life story, then the admissions committees will probably take it into consideration.  ,

No one will be able to tell you a specific number (+2 points on your LSAT).  You can troll around lsn to see if other Asians got preference to any of the schools that you want to apply to.


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Re: Weight of URM
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2006, 04:51:12 PM »
From deloggio:

Japanese, Chinese and Koreans have a reputation for doing well academically, and are generally not treated as minorities if they were born in the United States. In fact, there have been reports of "reverse discrimination" in which Asian applicants were required to have higher LSAT scores and grades than their Caucasian counterparts.


Recent LSAC data shows that this "reverse discrimination" continues as a national trend, as I discussed in my "What's New for May 15, 2002, and saved as "Unqualified Minorities?"

This tendency to exclude Asians seems to be part of the myth that they are "taking over" our institutions of higher education.

Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian, and Filipino people are generally recent immigrants, facing both economic and language barriers, and are usually considered to be disadvantaged minorities. However, in collecting ethnic data, many law schools only include "Asian" as a category.


PS. It does mention indians

Indians, like Cubans, are often the most affluent subgroup for their ethnicity, and may receive very little extra consideration in the admissions process.
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