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did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?

did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« on: October 06, 2008, 06:33:59 PM »
i know this is a stupid question, but did anybody bubble themselves in as a minority on the lsat? like do colleges see what race you are based on lsat? so, if you bubble yourself in as african american when you are really white you might benefit and get a better lsat curve? sorry for the stupid question but i'm curious. thnx! ;)

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 06:42:58 PM »
1) anyone who did isn't about to admit it on a public internet forum
2) doing so has no effect whatsoever on the calculation of your lsat score.
3) if you gotta lie about your race to get into law school, what exactly do you plan on doing to get a job/have you ever considered the term "de-barred"?


that's all.

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 06:46:15 PM »
yeah, the LSAC puts minorities on an entirely different curve.

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 06:48:03 PM »
That is such a bad idea, I can't even tell you.

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 06:54:39 PM »
That is such a bad idea, I can't even tell you.

so like you can get in trouble for that?

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 06:59:55 PM »
It'll come up during the ethics component of your bar exam if you clearly lied about your race to LSAC, as the bar will review everything. In some cases, if you got a clear advantage from it, I would assume that it may even keep you from passing.

are you serious?  how would they find out?

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 07:03:24 PM »
Have you been lying about your race your whole life?  They will have your college transcripts, your applications, your law transcripts, etc.  Your race is also on those.  They'll notice a disparity. 


::smacks::

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 07:04:49 PM »
Well, if we're on the subject of lying about race, I specified:

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Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 07:05:48 PM »
Have you been lying about your race your whole life?  They will have your college transcripts, your applications, your law transcripts, etc.  Your race is also on those.  They'll notice a disparity. 


::smacks::

This is true.  They WILL notice a discrepancy if you have ever claimed an other race.  That being said, I know plenty of gringo-ass honkies who always claim that they're 'part cherokee'.  Why is every white person cherokee?  You would think cherokees were all over the place.

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 07:07:37 PM »
There is a such thing as mixed ethnicity...