Cardozo vs. Howard

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Imezing
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Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby Imezing » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:47 pm

Hey everyone,

My cycle isn't fully complete yet but I wanted to get your guys' opinion on the schools that are at the top of my list. I was accepted into Howard with a $17,500 scholarship (leaving me roughly 11,000 to pay per year) and Cardozo with a $25,000 scholarship (leaving me roughly 19,000 to pay per year). I currently live in CA and would like to practice here but I am not averse to practicing in NY/DC. I am an African American and I know that a Howard JD affords employment opportunities way greater than their current ranking (or non ranking I guess.) My question being is Cardozo worth the extra $8,000 per year?

Thanks

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby PMan99 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:51 pm

Imezing wrote:Hey everyone,

My cycle isn't fully complete yet but I wanted to get your guys' opinion on the schools that are at the top of my list. I was accepted into Howard with a $17,500 scholarship (leaving me roughly 11,000 to pay per year) and Cardozo with a $25,000 scholarship (leaving me roughly 19,000 to pay per year). I currently live in CA and would like to practice here but I am not averse to practicing in NY/DC. I am an African American and I know that a Howard JD affords employment opportunities way greater than their current ranking (or non ranking I guess.) My question being is Cardozo worth the extra $8,000 per year?

Thanks


Cardozo places worse and has a higher COL on top of the 8k per year. You have to be at the top of your class for both schools but at least at Howard you have the tiniest bit of extra cushion.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:54 pm

Howard is a boss-star status T3 law school.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby Imezing » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:19 am

Any other opinions? I was able to get Cardozo to raise my scholarship to 30k a year and also found out that Howard's scholarship is only guaranteed for the first year. I have read in other forums that their stips could be as high as staying in the top 15% to keep it for the 2nd and 3rd year. I am having a really tough time deciding between the two, so all comments and/suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby sparty99 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:33 am

retake....why did you apply to two schools

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby johansantana21 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:44 am

Howard. It's like the Harvard for black people who can't get into T14 schools.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby Easy-E » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:43 am

Doesn't Dozo have pretty shitty stipulations on $$$?

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby Imezing » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:24 pm

sparty99 wrote:retake....why did you apply to two schools


I applied to upwards of 12 schools but these are my best offers (unless I get off the waitlist for Emory, UCI or GW)

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby Imezing » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:26 pm

emarxnj wrote:Doesn't Dozo have pretty shitty stipulations on $$$?



My stips are pretty solid. No academic requirement. As long as I don't get kicked out of school, I keep the scholarship.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Howard

Postby sparty99 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:33 pm

I wouldn't go to Howard. It is only guaranteed for the first year. Also, they have a low bar passage rate. You will still have to do well at Howard to get those Big Firm jobs. I think they place 15% according to NLJ, whatever it is called. I'm sure it would be easier to get back to Cali if you went to Howard, but that's real expensive if they take away that scholly. DC is just as pricey as NYC.

Cardozo is a good school. It is in NYC. Since you are black, you can apply to many diversity programs.

However, you need to visit the schools you were waitlisted at. Talk with admissions, show them your interest....




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