From what I've read, being of Hispanic/Latino decent increases one's chances of acceptance into a school more so than being of Asian/Pacific Islander decent. So if someone from the Philippines wanted to give themself an edge, it would make more sense to choose the Hispanic/Latino category rather than the Asian/Pacific Islander category since many people from the Philippines technically fall under both categories being that a lot of the people there are from Spanish decent.
My question is this -- for my LSAT, I had marked Asian/Pacific Islander as my ethnicity. Now that I'm filling out applications, I'm considering marking Hispanic/Latino. Is there a possibility of facing any repurcussions (sp) for this? The dicrepancy between what I marked for the LSAT and what I plan on marking for the applicatios is what worries me.
The same tactic got me into Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in '94...admittance was tough. I had originally listed Asian but later submitted an 'addendum' to my application stating that my grandfather was a full-blooded Spaniard and would therefore like to change my ethnicity to Spanish. Not sure if this is allowable in the law school admission process.