« on: April 14, 2006, 01:51:31 AM »
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!