man, I can't believe what i'm reading on this thread..."I'm soo scared of the big white schools. I'm soo scared of their intellectual prowess." I just want to vomit. If you're scared of a challenge, you won't fit into Howard Law School anyway. Yeah I'm calling you out crazy!!!
I think its funny that these were the same people saying UVA was better than Howard and I was crazy a few weeks ago. I didnt say it was althogether easier. The bottom line is are all student bodies at all schools equal? If you believe this then go wherever screw T14 rates. If you believe the student body is better at Howard than Harvard why am I the only one going to Howard?
Quote from: John Galt on February 25, 2006, 12:57:22 PMman, I can't believe what i'm reading on this thread..."I'm soo scared of the big white schools. I'm soo scared of their intellectual prowess." I just want to vomit. If you're scared of a challenge, you won't fit into Howard Law School anyway. Yeah I'm calling you out crazy!!! JG how you gonna call me out like that? I was only being honest. To be quite frank, it's people on this board who have gotten me scared thinking that if I don't graduate in the top of my class (unless I'm at YHS..and that's not even a guarantee) that I'll have no chance at a big law job and might have even wasted my time becoming an attorney (thought that's a stretch). I grew up poor (not a great feeling) and going to law school, is a way for me to better myself while helping others. It's not that I'm afraid to go blow for blow at any school (I don't believe I'd get F's or be at the bottom of my class at Harvard), but the way the system seems to be set up, it's like people are just shaving off the top 10% at any school and giving them the best opportunities. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but if that's the case, I'm going to put myself in the best possible position where I feel I will be capable to succeed (not because the people there are dumber than I am, but that I can feel comfortable). One thing I've learned from this process is if I went to a lower ranked undergrad and majored in under water basket weaving, and had a 4.0 average, schools would be more favorable to my numbers than they seem to be now. But correct me if I'm wrong.If you read my previous post, you would see that I also said to OCD that there will be intellectual people at Howard who may not have as high of LSAT score as he does, but has the hunger and desire to excel.Additionally, I went to a predom. white ug, and what I like about Howard is the ability to feel comfortable with my own peeps, and find a group of folks like OCD who will stay on the grind and push one another. Plus the networking opportunities that extend beyond that. I was friendly with a lot of people in my UG, but my closest friends continue to be the black folks, and we are all doing the damn thang.So Mr. Gault, I ain't scurred of ish! I'm just trying to play the game. I know I'll run circles around many of these folks at a firm, but it seems like if I don't end up in the top of my class, it'll take them longer to know. And the reality remanins, no matter how hard we all work, someone has to end up at the bottom.
Lesson of the day: Take things on here with a grain of salt.