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International URM

International URM
« on: October 16, 2007, 12:03:51 PM »
If you are from a foreign country (non-US citizen), and are hispanic or black, will you get some sort of boost in law school application?
there are very few candidates of this status, i suppose.
On LSN, it seems that there is a boost, but some say AA policy only applies to US citizens.

Re: International URM
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 12:53:10 PM »
according to one adcom, "we don't expect lower LSAT scores from nonnative speakers. Since law school is conducted in English we evaluate their ability to communicate in English."  Another said "We expect LSAT scores comparable to Americans'...."  Finally, another said "It's difficult to get in as an international student." - all from top 20 law school adcoms.

You may want to apply to schools where you fall within the 25th to 75th percentiles.

Good luck.

Re: International URM
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 04:17:26 PM »
^^^Lol - international doesn't mean non English speaking but well done for the unwarranted assumptions.