Go to Florida Coastal and transfer to a better school your second year or graduate from FSCL and get an LLM at a reputable school. Don't go to a non ABA school unless you plan to limit yourself to that state.
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Jtrich go where your heart tells you to go. I'm a budding 2L at Florida and I chose to turn down Howard for various reasons. I will say that I do think about the forgone opportunities because of my choosing UF. Yet, these opportunities are not including my career opportunities, only personal. Howard will help you grow as a person but keep this in mind...The legal profession is more than 90% white. Going to a majority white school, more than anything else, teaches you how to deal with white people. Its their world. Its their law. Rutgers will offer you something that HUSL cannot give you, interpersonal skills amongst white legal practitioners. And the opposite applies for HUSL. At HUSL you will learn the black experience and what it is to be a "social engineer" and how to further our cause. This is an extremely important point to make about HUSL. It is primarily a civil rights school and they pride themselves on that, for good reasons. Its a true balancing act but ultimately if you get accepted and your heart tells you that you want to be at HUSL, go. If you don't get accepted know that the benefit received from Rutgers will be extremely beneficial to your career in the long term. Good luck!
Don't worry. I was in the same predicament last year. I'm a 1L at UF right now. All that the "no action" decision means is that they want to review the entire applicant pool before they make a decision. Your chances are better than past applicants because they are admitting 400 instead of 200 in Aug. and 200 in Jan. Anyhow, good luck!!!
« on: December 03, 2005, 10:57:10 PM »
Howard is a good school if you believe in legal change in the black community and you want to be a litigator. I got into HUSL and was faced with the very difficult choice of paying 90k for a decent legacy fulfilled education or do I attend a T1 very good public university. Suffice it to say, I chose the latter. You have to go to HUSL before you accept or think that its the place for you. Before I visited I was gunho about HUSL but when I got there I was very displeased. I am extremely happy to be where I am today and I feel that I still have all the same opportunities as what I would have had at HUSL. The only things that I think I missed out on are the different experiences that I would have had being in D.C. and being an HUSL student. It is very true about HUSL being in a serious need for black male students. But what law school isn't? If you are a black male, apply to a bunch of schools. Write a hell of a personal statement speaking about how your experiences as a black man have shaped your view. Focus on the highlights of your educational experience. If you haven't heard back from HUSL, wait! I applied in like October 2004 and didn't get my acceptance letter until February 2005. And yes, there are some beautiful ladies at HUSL. If you get in stay focused!!!!
P.S. Don't worry about the stats. Trust me!!!
Please try to usher in change at Howard. I lay it, had I not seen hints of disorganization and other things at orientation, I would have been there with ya. That's real. I was all about Howard but it seemed like it would have led to a bad experience for me. But shoot, if Howard gets the online system going like the majority schools, they will save both money and be more student-friendly. I do know that it isn't just Howard, its most HBCUs. I wouldn't mind going down to Orlando, FL to help out FAMU deal with their problems. Which are way more serious than Howard's orientation. Howard is lightyears ahead of FAMU. You are truly blessed compared to them!!! Good luck!