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URM in the Absence of Hardship

URM in the Absence of Hardship
« on: May 24, 2007, 11:14:14 PM »
Simple question:

If someone's ancestry is one of URM status (say at least 1/2 Black, Chicano, Hispanic, etc.), but they feel they have faced no real racial hardships because of it, and therefore do not highlight it in neither a personal statement or diversity statement, would the simple identification as such on law school applications garner them special treatment in the application process?

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Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 02:23:18 AM »
I am half hispanic and have no financial hardships (I don't qualify for any need-based aid) and I believe it still helped me a good amount. I got into schools in which I was well below the 25% on both GPA and LSAT.

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Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 07:01:46 AM »
It does indeed seem to be about being under-represented, not compensating for hardship yes.

Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 08:37:16 AM »
It does indeed seem to be about being under-represented, not compensating for hardship yes.

What's with the deferral Keno?

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Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 08:41:54 AM »
He's holding out to see if I'll end up there so we can be 1Ls together. ;)

Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 08:46:19 AM »
He's holding out to see if I'll end up there so we can be 1Ls together. ;)

Wouldn't put it past him. 

Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 08:50:21 AM »
law schools don't care about hardship...just quotas and that's coming from a URM.  Adcomms have no souls.  ;D

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Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 08:53:25 AM »
It does indeed seem to be about being under-represented, not compensating for hardship yes.

What's with the deferral Keno?

Yeah, I'm just waiting for the cute UF chick :p

No seriously, I have a rather large surgery to go through, and after thinking realistically over things I realize that it would damage my studies or career too much to do it after starting law school, so I figured it was better to just postpone it all till I was good and ready to go 100% for it.

Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007, 09:06:17 AM »
It does indeed seem to be about being under-represented, not compensating for hardship yes.

What's with the deferral Keno?

Yeah, I'm just waiting for the cute UF chick :p

No seriously, I have a rather large surgery to go through, and after thinking realistically over things I realize that it would damage my studies or career too much to do it after starting law school, so I figured it was better to just postpone it all till I was good and ready to go 100% for it.

Sorry to hear that.  UF, just so you can identify Keno next year, here's a recent pic:


Re: URM in the Absence of Hardship
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007, 09:52:43 AM »
Thanks for the replies.