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Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 03, 2009, 12:30:33 PM »
I just have friends lol

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: New US News Rankings...
« on: April 02, 2009, 04:20:20 PM »
um this thread is way ahead of its time...not cool brah

hahahaha this was too funny, man I hope something like that happens to the know it all gunner that is going to be in my class lol, that is what he gets for trying to be an ass..


you are a feminine hygiene product bag haha, I definately did not expect that lol..whats funnier is the guy that kept doing it and reporting back the link didnt work haha

African American Female
BS, Chemistry (3.3 UGPA)
PhD, Pharmacology from Cornell University
LSAT: 172

Only schools I REALLY want to go to are Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Georgetown. I will also apply to Yale but I know it is a reach. How are my chances for those schools with my PhD on the table, as well?

I'm thinking about health law/policy, intellectual property/patent law.

Well wherever you end up at, its an impressive resume right there lol

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: March 30, 2009, 05:12:11 PM »
I read somewhere that all these laid off associates are applying for "public interest" work now. Which had me thinking, if I was some non profit organization would I take one of these laid off associates over the other law students who wanted to do public interest law since the day they left law school?

I am not saying these laid of associates are bad people or anything like that. Just in general, how do you guys feel about situations like that?

Me, personally, if I was some hiring person in public interest field I will probably tell these associates kind of like that Mike Jones song "Back then they didnt want me now Im hot they all on me!!" kind of deal!!

These associates, despite all their accolades are hardly shoo-ins at public interest orgs for the very reasons you outlined. Public interest orgs want people who are dedicated to the cause, and not those who are looking to ride out the recession for a year or so. There was an article on ATL about it recently, in fact.

Well hope they saved up those big checks from the slave firm lol..I feel weird about starting law school this fall when the career is at its lowest point in a while..I read somewhere a partner stating that it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. When do yall think things will even out again, at the latest?

Howard U School of Law / Re: Living Arrangements??
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:36:45 AM »
"but they seem to be pricey becaue the law school is located in the nicer area of D.C"

You are kidding right?  Howard is in the ghetto, and $1000-1400 rent is dirt cheap in DC.  I pay more than $2k for an apartment in the nice part of D.C. (which I assure you is not where Howard is).

Are you kidding me? Maybe you speaking of Howard University the undergrad which is located on Georgia Ave, some can argue its in the ghetto area if you never lived in the inner city before. But as far as "Howard Law School", you must be crazy to call the area the ghetto. I dont know where you from buddy but that is not the ghetto. That is where all embassys are located and I been there several times myself and its up from Adams morgans area...I didnt say nicest but it is in the nicer areas of DC.

Howard U School of Law / Re: Living Arrangements??
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:32:12 AM »
Thanks Obama2. I currently live in Alexandria, so I am debating whether I can make that commute from where I currently live.

I am going on Wednesday to Howard and try and get a good idea of what financial aid and student loans cover. Since there is no housing at Howard, I would assume that rent and bills would be covered under student loans. Is this a bad assumption?

Thanks again everyone.

I live in alexandria as well (really springfield), I thought about commuting but it would take me about 1 1/2 dealing with the metro to get up there, so I am deciding against doing that atleast for my first year till I get the hang of law school.

My understanding is that the financial and loans cover the cost of tution and the cost of living..which I think a total of up 2 45, once they take out tutuion you have the rest to use for housing. The only problem is that you dont get all this up until august/september (I think), so if you are renting an might have to come up with the housing deposit from your pocket first. I will be interested to find out if there were any alternatives to this!!

Howard U School of Law / Re: Living Arrangements??
« on: March 30, 2009, 12:18:56 AM »
I actually have the same question. Also, do student loan's help pay for your rent?

Any help is great!

I am 0L, so thats my disclaimer lol]

But I live in the DC metro area and have researched Howard recently since I am leaning on attending there. From what I gathered most of the students live around the Howard Law school not necessarly in one location..some live in silverspring,Maryland which is right down from Howard (its a few stops away on the metro train, which would be like 15 20 min ride on the train), those housing prob cost you anywhere from 700 to 1000. Some do live right next to the law school, but they seem to be pricey becaue the law school is located in the nicer area of D.C (looking at $1000-1400 a month for those apartment). I have spoken to the dean and he has also informed me some limited housing are available for howard law school students in the student apartments designated for Howard gradschool students(these housing are located on Georgie Ave as part of the Undergrad campus which is about 20 min away from the law school and there is shuttle or bus sytem I think, that runs about $1000 a month I think).The dean also suggested maybe getting a roomate which would be a lot cheaper but I dont know if you want to go through that again lol, I know I dont. But I guess you gota do what you gotta do!!..
This is what I gathered so far,

Hope this was helpful


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: third tier toilet Ranking
« on: March 30, 2009, 12:03:54 AM »
Hey guys, it's my first post! I just joined this board in hope to get some support/recommendations for law school. So fr, my expectations of support has vastly dropped due to this thread. I was accepted to Thomas Jefferson School of Law and it completely ails me to see so many people scorn upon this school. I hope that all negative feedback from this school is wrong, since it's the only school I've been accepted to so far (I mean, I've gotten rejected to Western State, Whittier Law School, and California Western... shoot). I hope there's other lower tier members in this board who can actually give me some insightful comments and suggestions.

hey to each his own, do whats best for you and what makes sense to you. Everyone (well amost everyone) is a reject at some school, and a superstar at another school (numbers wise). Just be sure to listen to people who actually know what they are talking about, and take everything on here with a grain of salt..(most people on here are 0Ls, so its like the blind leading the blind most of the time).

From personal experience I have a friend who is at Cooley in 08 and as a transfer has been accepted to several Top 50 school, granted he was like top 5% or 10% of his class I think. I am not saying these lower ranked schools are good or bad. Obviously you must know what you getting yourself into and know what consequences (good or bad) they bring. I am just saying take your career plans (region of practice, speciality, and etc) and your finance situation (scholarships, grants, and etc) into account and do what you got to do to get where you going. MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION BASED ON FROM INFORMATION YOU GATHERED FROM CREDIABLE SOURCES!!!

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