For the record, I've been both in debt and broke and would advise you to take a T5 over Howard. On the other hand, I'm not sure if you should take UVA over Howard with $$$$. Question: What happens if you get into Harvard now? Would you give up the free ride then?
OK folks I enjoyed this thread but Im about to end it. I decided on howard with the full ride heres the reasons why:1) I wont be broke2) I love dc3) I'm intrested in anti-trust and international trade. I wouldnt be able to take a job at the commerce dept or DOJ anti trust with more responsibility because of the debt.4) I want to settle down sooner than later and I dont want to do it with a bunch of debt.5) I manually went to the web sites of all the top 100 firms and did school searches on the attorneys when I looked at black associates and partners ther were more howard grads overall than blacks from many other of the top 25 law schools combined.6) A AM law top lawyer who will remain unnamed told me that in those fields if you perform well you wont hit any glass ceilings. 7) with the consortium of dc schools I can take classes at any dc law school.8)If prestige really bothers me i can do an llm at georetown or somthing.These arent the only reasons but they are important I found prestige holding way to much weight in my decsion. Especially seeing as how I didnt see any immediate and blatant career benefits. I mean bottom line debt is real. You need to have a realistic sense of how you wnt to live when you get out of school. Life is hard enough without being restricted by debt. I'm ready to be bombarded with rebuttels.
Harvard Yale or Columbia would be a harder decision. But UVA isnt either of those schools.
If you had a 2.5 ug gpa , what would be the Lsat score one would need to be considered a lock for acceptance?Thanks
Not even. Mind you that a 156 is their 75th percentile LSAT score. So I would guess around there.