Does anyone have any info on Texas Southern? I'm not considering applying but was curious about the school.
I visted the school recently met with the dean and students faculty and got good and bad.
Bad...As you know TSU has a low bar passage rate for first time exam takers...with about 78% eventually passing the Bar after the THIRD TRY! I was told by some students that the dean made some negative comments about african american students....Also TSU has two kinds of reputations in Houston.. One is the "Old School Rep" where TSU was a decent school before the low bar passage rate. "The new rep" is disparaging of course because of the low bar passage rate. Also TSU has a high retention rate..30% of the entering class doesnt make it to graduation.
Good...If you graduate in the top 10-15% of your class make law review join organizations you almost a shoe in at recruiting law firms...(the Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program) recruits there among other law firms. The law school is very diverse graduating 92%, yes 92% of all black attorneys and 75% of Latino attorneys in TX. There seems to be a nurturing environment that is prevalent in the HBCU experience.
Hope that helps...