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The Howard Law/HBCU Law Schools Thread

Burning Sands, Esq.

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #230 on: June 14, 2005, 06:35:01 PM »
All black guys in law school think they are the best thing since sliced bread, that's not confined to HBCUs...

Roxie, I didn't go to a private school, I went to the University of Florida, I had a full academic fellowship. 

The administration's philsopohy at HBCUs (period, not just law schools) is very different than that at white schools, although I LOVE FAMU, I hated our administration.

Hey, lay off the brothers in law school, counselor

Sands, aren't you the law school player?


Don't you wish.

Nah, I know you are.. I'm sure you'll be the law firm player.

Not after reviewing these harrassment cases.  These cats get into e-mails and everything!  No thank you.

I got 99 problems but...

That's really real there...but you still a law school playa...lol..you a pimp from way back..

that's right girl, just ask yo mama :o

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #231 on: June 14, 2005, 07:38:54 PM »
I wished this convo existed 2 months ago. But still I am glad with my decision. GW rejected me (to my surprise), and I got into both Georgetown and Howard. Howard gave me a $15,000 and later increased it to a full ride after I told them I would be going to Georgetown. It was a tough decision and in the end my decision was based on a lot more than money. The money from HUSL was tempting, but I visited both schools and talked to students and alum for both schools and I decided that I was willing to go into debt to attend Georgetown. I compared things like: faculty, resources, classes, student satisfaction, environment, and opportunities. I also considered the advice of family (my dad is a HUSL grad and my bro currently goes there) and sorors (a lot of my chapter sorors went to HUSL). There were certain things about Howard that didn't sit well with me, IE how men and women interacted with each other on both a educational and social level, the lack of efficiency of its administration, and the quality of teaching. HUSL is a small school and though its only T3, I know a number of people who have graduated from there (all in the top of their class) that are doing well. But in the end, again, it just wasn't for me.

Also, how did you go about telling Howard you were going to Georgetown? Email? Letter?  They have a $30,000 scholarship that I have my eyes on ;D

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2005, 07:44:18 AM »

Why would someone hire a student or graduate that does not have analytical, critical thinking, reasoning and writing skills.  Something sounds fishy about that one.  And just how many is it, is it enough to make a statistical comparison?


I don't think I said "does not have." I basically said it wasn't up to par with some of the grads that they hired from top universities. One of the key ways to get a job is networking and the HUSL network is tight. Thats how people get hired. As for the statistical comparison, it would be wrong for me to say I have one because I haven't done an actual study. Again I am not saying that my sources said ALL grads, just some of the ones the people I know have hired.


Ok, but is that a function of the teaching as you have attributed or the students not having that ability.  If it is the latter, that has nothing to do with the teaching and those students would be lesser students and attorneys no matter what school they attend.  I think some hiring occurs from networking, but the majority I would argue is not from networking but from recruitment and interviews.  And I wouldnt ever want to attend Howard, the way it sounds from your post. 

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #233 on: June 15, 2005, 07:45:00 AM »
$30,000!!!!! :o  

Can you ask for more $$ even if they know you are coming?

Pearl, I was asking about how you covered living expenses during school without taking out loans.  Was that included in your fellowship?

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #234 on: June 15, 2005, 08:05:49 AM »
$30,000!!!!! :o  

Can you ask for more $$ even if they know you are coming?

Pearl, I was asking about how you covered living expenses during school without taking out loans.  Was that included in your fellowship?

LOL :D I don't know but I'm definitely going to try.

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #235 on: June 15, 2005, 08:06:37 AM »
Is that $30,000 per year or $30,000 total for three years?

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #236 on: June 15, 2005, 08:08:34 AM »
Is that $30,000 per year or $30,000 total for three years?


Per year  ;D

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #237 on: June 15, 2005, 08:34:33 AM »
Claim it girl.....that would be the bomb!

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #238 on: June 15, 2005, 08:58:11 AM »
Is that $30,000 per year or $30,000 total for three years?


Per year  ;D

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Re: BLSD'ers: GW vs. Howard
« Reply #239 on: June 15, 2005, 09:30:46 AM »