ATOIsp07 wrote:i don't think i can make a wrong choice, either. but i can understand BOTH SIDES of the argument: Howard had enormous amounts of OCI interviews and the top 1/3 does well BUT American is a top 50 school and has an extensive network of its own in DC and has a high number of clerkships, as well!
i gotta keep thinking this one over!
Both are about equal in tuition so you are not saving there. However, I think HBCUs can be limiting in the long run--and screw more people over than they can help (especially lower to median students). American is a top school, and Howard is not. If your in the top of your class at Howard, you are definitely set for Biglaw, but what if you are NOT...your are screwed. I would go with American just because I know too many folks screwed over by Howard undergrad and other graduate programs in terms of funding and job opportunities. I like to sleep easy at night, and Howard creates more problems in my opinion for students. However, its more of a personal choice, so whatever fits the best.