Although I might've mentioned it briefly in another thread...I figured with the release of the movie and all I would pop the question..How would law schools view 9/11 victims?There are obviously two different views I've heard so far.1. Maybe slight notice, everyone has a story.2. Practically URM...There can't be more than a handful of people applying who lost a direct family member.MY OPINIONMost schools will probably view it under a "special circumstances disadvantaged case"For example Fordham's app has a little box you can check for this type of review.So in reality I guess my question would be, if the disadvantage is found to be credible, would that give the nudge needed to make certain schools???, (such as Fordham PT or Brooklyn PT, etc...notice I said PT because even though I'm retaking the LSATS I doubt I'll reach much higher that low 160's) =(Or in layman's terms: How much better of a shot do you have if the law school finds your case to be legitimately disadvantaged?
Here is an example of the way most law schools address disadvantaged:"25.(Optional)Regardless of your ethnic background, If you feel you have been educationally, economically, socially, or historically disadvantaged and wish the Admissions Committee to consider this during the evaluation process check here" It goes on to say elsewhere that those who qualify will get a further review of their application.I'm not saying that by any means those other tragedies are any less horific if not worse. Maybe you missed my point. I guess maybe I singled out 9/11 because I'm only applying to NY schools and perhaps they view it a bit differently than most of the US/World. Either way thanks for your input. =)