ladylegale wrote: kk19131 wrote:
To be honest if they were offering me some $$$$ then I would say hell yes!!! I would love to live in DC! I would love to get the experience of attending an HBCU (didn't for undergrad)! The history in those walls literally takes my breath away!
Now as much as I hate to say it I've found myself feeding into the t14, howard, or bust mentality displayed here on TLS. Obviously I'm not getting into any t14, so I'm thinking I'll have more opportunities at Howard than I will at any other school on my list. . . . But still the idea of the debt-load from paying sticker there makes me naseous.
Well, just an FYI... it would seem that only the top 15% or so of Howard's classes get Biglaw... and those are probably all scholarship students too...
I'm well aware that Big law firms don't go deep into the class at Howard, but from what I hear they don't go deep into the class at t2's either. So what's your point? Seriously, am I missing something? Like most law school candidates I plan to do well at whatever school I attend. If do well at Howard, i presume that I'll have more opportunities, than if I were to go to another one of the schools on my list and do well there. Please let me know what I'm not accounting for in this reasoning. This is a very important decision and I really do value outside opinions.
And just because I haven't been offered a scholarship there doesn't make me any less capable than some of the ppl who have been. I found that slightly offensive.
I'm not here to offend you. All I'm saying is that it's pretty brazen of you to assume
that you'll be at or above top 15% at Howard simply because you think
you'll do well. I mean, I'm pretty sure everybody thinks
the same thing going into law school. What about the 85% of the class who don't
do well enough...?
I'm not saying that your not being offered a scholarship makes you less capable, just that not only will you be competing against those who were
offered scholarships... but you'll also have significantly more debt than they do as well. I think that's a pretty big gamble to make simply because you have faith in your ability.
100% of the students in a 1L class are confident they will be in the top 10%. 90% of them are wrong.