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Thurgood Marshall School of Law???

Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« on: May 01, 2007, 06:57:12 PM »
Before visiting, I heard some prett horrible things about this law school.  However, they were very false.  The staff and the students are very welcoming and they went out of their way to accomodate me.  The new building is very modern and the school has many connections with the city.  During my visit, the mayor of Houston was there openly interacting with the students.

Is anyone attending this school in the Fall?  Any thoughts?

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 07:01:19 AM »
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,27865.0.html

Also, I believe someone who used to post a lot on the board is a current student there (intent06?) and he might be able to answer some of your questions.
There are other posters who live in Houston who may be able to help you as well.

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 04:29:04 PM »
Thanks...I looked at the thread and it didn't provide enough information.  Anybody know about scholarships or Fin Aid at this school?  I haven't received much feedback from the staff.  What's the hold up?

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 04:18:40 PM »
 :-[  I guess no one is attending this school...lol...crap, I need more feedback

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Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 08:06:15 PM »
I am from Houston and I was this close to attending or at least puttin my seat deposit at Thurgood, but SMU called and so yea... Anyways back to your concerns. The school is good, contrary to popular belief. It places decently in Houston and the faculty there are not bad, but you will need to do well to have a chance at BIGlaw or decently well to get some good jobs in teh city. The attrition rate is high and the bar passage rate is low, but I am sure you know all of that. They do TRY to make sure that everyone makes it, but do the nature of the school's mission and premise it is almost impossible to not have a high attrition rate. It was founded as a school for minorities to attend since we were not allowed to attend UT. GREAT founding. Thats why I had no qulams getting my degree from there if I had to. But the bar passage rate is another issue. I applied back in November and they did not review my file until March and I did not get my letter until the middle of March. That was sad to me and My numbers are not great but I was able to receive scholarships from many of their peer institutions. Their administration is not well organized, but if you are focused and WANT to be in law school and be an Attorney, going to TSU will not impede you from what you want to do. It is those who do not have the desire or the aptitude who attribute to the attrition rate also many students do transfer. You should call them and ask to speak with either Tiffany or Dean Edward Rene, they will tell you if you qulaify for any additional free money. HTH! ;D

Hit me up if you want to knwo anything else or anythign about Houston. I am hoping to be a 1L at UHLC in the fall so I might be in the area anyway.

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 09:58:06 PM »
I was also accepted but withdrew because I heard nothing from them beyond the acceptance letter - no financial aid info, no admitted students' day (though I couldn't make it anyway), nothing. They only called when they wanted to know if I was sending the deposit. :(

I wish you the best of luck if you go, though!

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 06:19:41 AM »
Intent06 is also the newly elected BLSA president of Thurgood!!!!! ;D ;D ;D


http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,27865.0.html

Also, I believe someone who used to post a lot on the board is a current student there (intent06?) and he might be able to answer some of your questions.
There are other posters who live in Houston who may be able to help you as well.

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 09:53:40 AM »
Intent06 is also the newly elected BLSA president of Thurgood!!!!! ;D ;D ;D


http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,27865.0.html

Also, I believe someone who used to post a lot on the board is a current student there (intent06?) and he might be able to answer some of your questions.
There are other posters who live in Houston who may be able to help you as well.

REALLY?! Congrats to him, that's wonderful!!  ;D

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 01:05:38 PM »
Ive heard many great things about the Law School and i think i should have applied there.From the website, it looks pretty nice.

Re: Thurgood Marshall School of Law???
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 01:07:01 PM »
I am from Houston and I was this close to attending or at least puttin my seat deposit at Thurgood, but SMU called and so yea... Anyways back to your concerns. The school is good, contrary to popular belief. It places decently in Houston and the faculty there are not bad, but you will need to do well to have a chance at BIGlaw or decently well to get some good jobs in teh city. The attrition rate is high and the bar passage rate is low, but I am sure you know all of that. They do TRY to make sure that everyone makes it, but do the nature of the school's mission and premise it is almost impossible to not have a high attrition rate. It was founded as a school for minorities to attend since we were not allowed to attend UT. GREAT founding. Thats why I had no qulams getting my degree from there if I had to. But the bar passage rate is another issue. I applied back in November and they did not review my file until March and I did not get my letter until the middle of March. That was sad to me and My numbers are not great but I was able to receive scholarships from many of their peer institutions. Their administration is not well organized, but if you are focused and WANT to be in law school and be an Attorney, going to TSU will not impede you from what you want to do. It is those who do not have the desire or the aptitude who attribute to the attrition rate also many students do transfer. You should call them and ask to speak with either Tiffany or Dean Edward Rene, they will tell you if you qulaify for any additional free money. HTH! ;D

Hit me up if you want to knwo anything else or anythign about Houston. I am hoping to be a 1L at UHLC in the fall so I might be in the area anyway.

What were your numbers looking like might i ask