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minority status question?

Re: minority status question?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 11:14:53 PM »
Does my slot player ID work?

Perhaps if you owned/ran the casino that the slot was in you might have a chance.  :)

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Re: minority status question?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2007, 04:41:05 PM »
My situation is very different from the OP. But now I'm a little worried. I am 1/4 Muskogee Nation Native American, my grandmother was full. However, I don't have an ID number because her birth certificate was destroyed in the 1930s and my family never persued getting proof. I never even considered that law schools would not just take my word for it! I mean, I've spent the past year at UF creating a Native American Studies Program which will show up my resume. And I planned on writing a Diversity Statement, because honestly my heritage is a HUGE part of who I am. But will all of these things mean nothing to law schools without that number?

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Re: minority status question?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2007, 05:16:38 PM »
don't worry, ufprelaw,  not only do these things tend to vary from school to school, but i suspect they'd have their requirements on the application materials if they needed an ID.it's best to check and find out. check the website of schools you are interested in, and if there is nothing to be found, then contact admissions by phone or email.

i can't imagine that you wouldn't qualify, but the abuse of the system may mean that it's tightening up and making their criteria more strict.

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Re: minority status question?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2007, 05:34:39 PM »
Maybe if you have an Amex black card, that might help.

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Re: minority status question?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2007, 05:38:41 PM »
I laughed.

Re: minority status question?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2007, 06:41:51 PM »
My situation is very different from the OP. But now I'm a little worried. I am 1/4 Muskogee Nation Native American, my grandmother was full. However, I don't have an ID number because her birth certificate was destroyed in the 1930s and my family never persued getting proof. I never even considered that law schools would not just take my word for it! I mean, I've spent the past year at UF creating a Native American Studies Program which will show up my resume. And I planned on writing a Diversity Statement, because honestly my heritage is a HUGE part of who I am. But will all of these things mean nothing to law schools without that number?

Screw law school, marry me instead.  We could have a beautiful life together.

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Re: minority status question?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2007, 08:11:45 PM »
Thanks Liz! That made me feel a ton better. I'll be sure to get that information for my top schools.

EveryGuy --> Can't I do both? ;-)

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Re: minority status question?
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2007, 04:36:49 AM »
Judging by his online persona, I would guess there's no such thing as a beautiful life with him in it.

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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2007, 08:00:13 AM »
Thanks Liz! That made me feel a ton better. I'll be sure to get that information for my top schools.

EveryGuy --> Can't I do both? ;-)

For you, the world.  But in that case, how 'bout you let me stay home instead?

Re: minority status question?
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2007, 04:41:37 PM »
I'm 1/8 Northern Cheyenne, and I wouldn't feel right using that as a way to gain preference/scholarships or anything. This is partly because I look Celtic (I'm 1/2 Irish) and not Native American. I think using 1/16 is stretching it too far.