Howard Decisions

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readyforlaw13
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Howard Decisions

Postby readyforlaw13 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:58 pm

I was wondering about the waitlist. This week I received my decision from Howard Law, which was I will be placed on the waitlist. I was just looking at LawSchoolNumbers.com and saw everyone who received a decision from Howard the same day I did was either waitlisted as well or rejected, even people with numbers good enough to be admitted by Howard's standards. What is this about?

msesquire2b
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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby msesquire2b » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:09 pm

My application just went complete yesterday, so of course I didnt get a decision yet. How long before your decision were you complete?

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:20 pm

readyforlaw13 wrote:I was wondering about the waitlist. This week I received my decision from Howard Law, which was I will be placed on the waitlist. I was just looking at LawSchoolNumbers.com and saw everyone who received a decision from Howard the same day I did was either waitlisted as well or rejected, even people with numbers good enough to be admitted by Howard's standards. What is this about?


what are your numbers?

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby raperez129 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:53 pm

Have you looked at http://www.chiashu.com?
It looks like Howard sends a huge batch of acceptances in the fall and again in Feb. There is another peak in April. I'm guessing these may be waitlisters that got in after withdrawals.

What are your numbers? Have you done a LOCI, or more LORs?

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby readyforlaw13 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:01 pm

Yeah, my numbers are a little below the percentiles. I got a 146 on the lsat, but I worked at an investment bank this summer and had little time to study. I have good lors and really good softs (work exp, honors college, and a nationally recognized scholarship). Also, my GPA is a 3.5. However, I think it is still a long shot that I will be accepted off the waitlist. I am kinda of happy I just didn't get rejected.

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby raperez129 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:06 pm

readyforlaw13 wrote:Yeah, my numbers are a little below the percentiles. I got a 146 on the lsat, but I worked at an investment bank this summer and had little time to study. I have good lors and really good softs (work exp, honors college, and a nationally recognized scholarship). Also, my GPA is a 3.5. However, I think it is still a long shot that I will be accepted off the waitlist. I am kinda of happy I just didn't get rejected.



I would just retake the LSAT. It won't be that tough for you to get the 150s. You would be in. With 160 you might even get some scholarship $$$.

Good Luck!

readyforlaw13
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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby readyforlaw13 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:10 pm

Yeah, I am considering that option. I have been accepted to a few law schools. I am going to to wait to hear back from WVU and UARK-Fayetteville and then consider if I am going to sit out a year and retake the lsat or put a seat deposit down at one of the other law schools I have been accepted at. But thanks for your response and the site link.

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby KellyD09 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:02 pm

When did everyone who has heard back apply? I applied first week of January and haven't heard anything. 3.5/161

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby Oban » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:32 pm

Totally sit the year out and retake. Do no go to any TTT when you could go to Howard or T20 school. Quit your job, or cut down the hours and take a LSAT prep course. you could easily get the 140s lsat into the upper 150s which would get you into Howard easily probably with a fat scholarship. With your GPA and a LSAT ~ 160 you're in at a T14, northwestern easily cause you have work experience. With a 160+ LSAT your probably good all the way up to HLS.

GPA is way more important than LSAT for URMs. a 3.5/159 will go higher than a 2.8/169.

You have a solid GPA. With a little LSAT prep you can go to great schools.

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby manwitaplan » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:23 pm

I heard Howard sends out e-mails for rejections and waitlists...is that true?

readyforlaw13
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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby readyforlaw13 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:44 pm

Yes, they send emails for waitlists for sure. I am not sure about rejections.

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby r2b2ct » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:25 pm

Oban wrote:Totally sit the year out and retake. Do no go to any TTT when you could go to Howard or T20 school. Quit your job, or cut down the hours and take a LSAT prep course. you could easily get the 140s lsat into the upper 150s which would get you into Howard easily probably with a fat scholarship. With your GPA and a LSAT ~ 160 you're in at a T14, northwestern easily cause you have work experience. With a 160+ LSAT your probably good all the way up to HLS.

GPA is way more important than LSAT for URMs. a 3.5/159 will go higher than a 2.8/169.

You have a solid GPA. With a little LSAT prep you can go to great schools.

Is this true? I always thought high LSATs were more rare, especially for AAs, so you just happen to see more of the former.

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby moe » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:58 pm

i got the waitlist e-mail from howard as well, it said not to contact them until june.. do you think that means i can't send in a LOCI?

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Re: Howard Decisions

Postby Oban » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:57 pm

r2b2ct wrote:
Oban wrote:Totally sit the year out and retake. Do no go to any TTT when you could go to Howard or T20 school. Quit your job, or cut down the hours and take a LSAT prep course. you could easily get the 140s lsat into the upper 150s which would get you into Howard easily probably with a fat scholarship. With your GPA and a LSAT ~ 160 you're in at a T14, northwestern easily cause you have work experience. With a 160+ LSAT your probably good all the way up to HLS.

GPA is way more important than LSAT for URMs. a 3.5/159 will go higher than a 2.8/169.

You have a solid GPA. With a little LSAT prep you can go to great schools.

Is this true? I always thought high LSATs were more rare, especially for AAs, so you just happen to see more of the former.


yep it's true, check out the URM 09-10 thread.




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