As a URM.. Where should we go?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
Jimlaw123

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As a URM.. Where should we go?

Postby Jimlaw123 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:14 pm

I’ve gotten into a few law schools, and have been waitlisted at a few others... The schools I wanted to go to, did not take me, but many that are in the East Coadt are giving me a chance.

Last year I got into Howard, and a few other schools. I’ve met Howard graduates since then, and many I have met are doing well. But I was told on this forum, it’d be a bad choice. I’ve met friends at went to UC’s that are URM, and have brought me back horror stories, and haven’t found law jobs 1-2 years after graduation.. No real “ Almuni connection”, since they’re not the right shade as 95% of the alumni.

I know the legal profession only have 4% URM’s in it.

So, my honest question to those that graduated, still at law school, or those thinking.. Where are schools we should attend that are good to us? Which schools are a headache we should avoid?, and if you don’t want to feel like a “ token”, and deal with all that guff, where should we go?

( Would love any discourse, since I spoke with a friend of mjne at a top14 school, and he lamented that he maybe should’ve gone to another one... When he realized less than 1% of the alumni were URM’s)

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Re: As a URM.. Where should we go?

Postby Jimlaw123 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:12 pm

I apologize for the spelling errors etc... I was typing from my I-phone.

Cornell1914

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Re: As a URM.. Where should we go?

Postby Cornell1914 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 am

From what I've read, Howard is a great school for URM. You could still get big law if that's something you want, research it and you will see. I have a friend who attended Howard Law and she highly recommended it. I think no matter where you go, you will have to perform, so nothing is really given. From the research I've done, Howard is my list.

FYI: Do not take what these people say as the word of God. There is no one way to climb a mountain ! Some of the best lawyers did not attend high ranking schools.

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Re: As a URM.. Where should we go?

Postby Vegas bound » Sun May 27, 2018 12:06 pm

I would also suggest howard. Law school is stressful enough. You want to be in an environment where you are welcomed and supported, not undermined at every turn.

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Re: As a URM.. Where should we go?

Postby Cornell1914 » Sun May 27, 2018 3:34 pm

I agree, I reached out to my friend who went there and years later she still say the same thing, Howard is worth it.



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