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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 11:49:39 PM »

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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 11:53:39 PM »
I am replying to you as soon as soon as I see your message because I was in your place a few weeks ago and I know how it feels to discuss this with someone with in very similar situation as you. Although I didnt sit in UMD class, they did seem a little too dry for me too. I talked to many UMD alumni and Howard, and even other lawyers. It could be wrong but from what I gather from them, once you get past law schools ranked outside the top 30 (some go as far as to say top 15), the school ranking should not be a big factor. obviously Tier 1 is the better choice vs Tier 2,3,4 but it is not worth the full price tag if you have a regional school as dominant that is cheaper (which Howard is and some argue even a better career opportunity, especially if you want to go into big law or any field dealing with minorities)

As far as Scholarships, you should try to play those two schools against each other. Talk to Howard and tell them you have an offer from Maryland and cost is a major factor in your decision, and if they are not going to offer you any scholly you are thinking about accepting UMD offer (if you havent talked to them about it yet). You never know they might give you some, although you dont have much time to keep doing that lol. Anyways its a very tough choice, especially if you are MD resident since it makes UMD really cheap.

I am trying to stay objective and not lead you towards Howard lol..eitha ways its a good problem to have!!
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 12:29:11 AM »
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 12:33:39 AM »
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2009, 12:35:43 AM »
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2009, 11:11:22 AM »
Maryland.

Why?

Sounds better, ACC pride.

lol. Great showing in the tourney ;)

I was just happy FSU made it at all. Next year we're going big time. :)
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2009, 01:24:47 PM »
I'm definately leaning towards Howard now because of the experience that everyone talks about. Other schools its just going to law school, but for Howard graduate students it seems like an experience, one that is nurturing and memorable. Plus the contacts we can potential make and jobs that we can potentially acquire are exponentially greater than the opportunities afforded by other, larger schools like UMD. I Know i appreciate the HBCU environment because i went to Hampton U my freshman year in college and I still go back to visit and get nostalgic about my experience there. I'm still not sure though... I hate indecision  :-[
Maryland has not offered me any money thus far so I may not have a major bargaining chip in that regards. ::)
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2009, 05:05:42 PM »
Maryland.

Why?

Sounds better, ACC pride.

University of Maryland School of Law is part of UM-Baltimore, not College Park.

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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2009, 05:07:28 PM »
Maryland.

Why?

Sounds better, ACC pride.

University of Maryland School of Law is part of UM-Baltimore, not College Park.

That's alright, claim the name.
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Re: Howard or Maryland?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2009, 01:00:02 AM »
I GOT INTO HOWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! So now i'm really torn between howard and Maryland  ???
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