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prolesurge

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Mexican bump?
« on: July 12, 2006, 02:06:41 AM »
Have any past Mexican American applicants noticed any sort of LSAT bump?

I recently received my LSAT score and it was not as high as I had hoped (or been scoring).

My numbers are:
LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.83 (Degree) from UC Berkeley.

Do you guys think I have a shot at a T14?

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Re: Mexican bump?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 02:32:36 AM »
Definitely. 169 SLS/HLS.

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Re: Mexican bump?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 06:26:16 PM »
I wonder if Mexican American applicants still get a bump at schools IN California.

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Re: Mexican bump?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 08:31:06 PM »
I wonder if Mexican American applicants still get a bump at schools IN California.

Why? Is California burdened with an abundance of Mexican lawyers and college graduates? If so, introduce them to me-because I sure can't find them.

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Re: Mexican bump?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 08:16:21 AM »
This isn't specific to this topic but hoping you guys could help--I'm not sure how to classify myself. I haven't started applying yet, so I'm not sure of the specific boxes you can check. My mother is from Panama, and I've always checked "hispanic" or "hispanic-other" when the other options are "hispanic-puerto rican" or "hispanic-mexican". Panama isn't really represented by itself. But are there boxes for Latino? Most hispanic people I know are Dominican or Puerto-Rican and really use both terms (hispanic and latina) synonomously.

Does checking one of these boxes automatically place you as a URM? I'm not sure how I feel about that. While it will be nice to have the socio-economic limitations recognized, it is kind of difficult to feel like I'm getting the upper edge on people who also had similar limitations but are white. Anyone else feel this way?

Yes, you should tick Hispanic or Hispanic, other.  Hispanic and Latina/o  are used interchangeably on most standardized forms.
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