In @ Howard guys. I didn't think they were gonna show me any love but they did...with a $10,000 per year scholly!
That's cool . Congrats. I know some people *said* they would choose Howard over a T14. Would/will you? What are you leaning towards?
To be perfectly honest with you, Howard was never one of my top choices. It wasn't because of its ranking, but because I'm not too keen on going to school in D.C. I applied to Howard because of their history in public interest and because they offered me a fee waiver.
Unless I miraculously fell in love with the D.C. area and Howard offered me a LOT more than $10,000 per year, I would not choose Howard over Boalt OR Cardozo. Additionally, from what I hear, according to their dean of admissions, Howard isn't as big in PI as they used to be. They're allegedly trying to "prepare more lawyers for the corporate boardroom," instead of glorifying and continually living up to their PI legacy. That turned me off of Howard big time and is another reason why I probably won't go there.
But foreal, I am NOT a rankings ho. My future as a successful lawyer will NOT be solely dependent on the school I attend. As of today, Dozo is still one of my top 2 choices, and if Rob offers me some money (remember, I wasn't offered a penny), I would be much more inclined to attend. I didn't apply to many T14's b/c besides the names of many of them, not much more interested me about the schools. I wouldn't turn down a great school that I feel is a perfect fit for me just for a T14 that I loathe.
But what about you? What made you choose Cardozo over other schools? I don't know where else you got in, but if you were admitted to a T14, do you think Dozo would have still been in the running? What about Howard?