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Black Law Students / Re: The Howard Law/HBCU Law Schools Thread
« on: May 19, 2008, 02:44:05 PM »
If I attend Howard, how good will my job prospects be coming out of there, also, how portable is the Howard degree?

If you graduate at the top of the class, you'll have lower top 14 job prospects. If you graduate in the middle or bottom, you'll be unemployed. Howard degree is very portable.

Lawyer: Hey Galt, where'd you go to school?

Galt: Howard

Lawyer: That's a great school. A damn fine school.

I'm sure its the same.

I attend Howard and the statement about middle and end of the pack students is a falsehood or bad attempt at humor. 

Nearly everybody gets jobs by graduation.  Top 1/3 gets market, easy.  Top half still can but it requires alot of work i.e. great personality, real world experience, connections, and/or persistence.  As mentioned already, there are so many firms that visit almost every week that you will have plenty opportunity to sell yourself and get your foot in the door.  Bottom half has a more difficult time but still find jobs though they may not be high paying jobs.  Nonetheless, many Howard students who do not get firm jobs end up working for the government (55-80k).  I hear of very few leaving unemployed, and generally the ones who do did not take advantage of the myriad opportunities we are presented; the amount of opportunities we have literally borders on overkill.  I could do a firm lunch, firm dinner, and interview with three firms in one day - as a 1L.  And while it is true that that does not constitute an offer, many of us do get offers and the firms that come are earnestly looking for prepared candidates.     

As for the comments about student body quality being based on LSAT: It's just hogwash.  I can count on one hand the schools I would attend over Howard.  In terms of black student populations, you would be hard pressed to find a group of black students outside of HYN that is as deep in talent as those that comprise Howard.    White people (Asians, Hispanics, and Arabs) get jobs at Howard too, fyi (good ones!).

Half of Howard grads fail the bar.  The student body quality may very well be excellent at the top, but it is not very deep at all.  Every relevant number is low (GPA, LSAT, bar passage).  Job opportunities are probably better than anywhere outside the 1st tier though.

I'm not sure if anyone responded to this yet, but these facts are very inaccurate.  Howard grads mostly take the bar in NY and MD. HUSL's NY pass rates are comparable to any NY law school.  2007 MD results were poor, however the 2006 results were as good as other schools.  The rest of the class takes the bar in a myriad of other states and I doubt that you have access to those results.

Black Law Students / Re: Where should YOU Live?
« on: July 22, 2006, 06:54:25 PM »
I"m such a slacker when it comes to posting....but here's one

I'd live on that sweet island in the sun we call JamRock (one day I will go bac)

I'd live in Ghana (cuz I went there and it was like Black woman heaven)

But for now Easton, PA is cool


my piece...orientation is the 19th, i'll be there the 12th or 13th. You only need a long time to acclimate if you aren't used to moving around alot.  Once you've done it so many times, you just get there and keep it moving.

his hands are too short to box with the God

I would've never dealt with that White chick who said she 'wanted to kiss me to see what it'd be like' much drama after that

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much use will my laptop get?
« on: June 17, 2006, 08:50:23 AM »
that sucks to lose everything like Thanks for the advice, I'll make sure I get ample backup equipment.

Black Law Students / Re: Seeking Roommate @ Howard
« on: May 17, 2006, 09:19:55 PM »
Any current or former Howard student have comments on the Howard Towers East? recommended or not? why? 

Black Law Students / Re: Ask a Puerto Rican
« on: May 17, 2006, 09:10:01 PM »
Why do PR women know how to take care of a brotha so good?

some of you already know....I'm going to howard...the one in dc w/ all those people of direct african descent.

that deposit is unless she doesn't mind just letting a 500 spot slide, i'll see your friend on the HUSL in aug.

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