deltasigbn wrote:Question for those who go to Howard or graduated from there?
I've gotten into quite a few schools (mostly tier 2s) and have been offered some money (not full tuition at any other places), but Howard has offered me full tuition for the first year (and if I can maintain a certain class rank the next 2 years I will have tuition for those years as well) so I can't automatically rule it out just because it's a tier 3. I'm a black URM btw.
Reading this site and doing some other research I found out that Big law firm jobs are available to Howard law graduates and that more firms seem to do on campus interviewing at Howard than quite a few tier 1 schools. What percentage of the class do you think have access to these types of jobs? Can you tell me about the career prospects other than big law? I'll be visiting in a few weeks, but I would really like to hear from either a current student or a former student.
Can you provide me with any info about the school? You can pm me if you want. Thanks.
Ok, let me give you a "politically correct" response to appease these buck-toothed, snot-nosed trolls on this site. As a black "URM," it's been advised that if you have not been accepted into a top-14 law school, then go to Howard (T-14, or Howard or go home). I suggest that you get off of this website because you won't find the answers you are looking for. Call the admissions office, talk to REAL students that are attending the school, on track to graduate from the program and REAL ALUMNI. In my opinion, it wiser to attend Howard (which is not your avereage T-3 school fyi) with a full ride, then to attend a T-2 with partial scholarships. Full rides at Howard are renewable and will even exceed the cost of living at the university! Your goal is to academically flourish in law school, right? While it is difficult to be the top 15% of law school, you only need to be the top 50% of your class to maintain and renew your scholarship. People at Howard want you to succeed and it’s a tight community so you will have the support you need to stay confident and do well in school.
Also, in terms of recruitment and employment, there are always job fairs on campus, exclusive networking opportunities available exclusively for Howard students and summer internships that amazing law firms offer students; opportunities not afforded to students at other institutions. Also, there are some big, prestigious law firms that recruit exclusively from the top 5 law schools and HOWARD! People will hate and say nasty things like “they are only fulfilling diversity quotas” but who gives a damn, it’s an opportunity! Let ‘em hate hate hate hate hate.