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wasatchcamper

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I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« on: February 28, 2006, 08:44:16 PM »
I'm from Northern Virginia and I really want to attend school in D.C. however, my grades and LSAT aren't good enough to get into G.W. or Georgetown. If I attend Howard will people always wonder why I attended a "black school?" Will it be more difficult to land a job post law school with a degree from Howard? Has anybody attended Howard that may have some relevant information for me? A friend of mine said that I would be treated differently while in school because of my ethnicity. Could this be possible? I'd hope the professors would be far above such actions. Any advice?

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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 09:07:34 PM »
you may qualify as a URM

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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 09:19:10 PM »
I doubt that you will be the only white person at Howard....when you graduate, you would probably be seen like any other grad of Howard....

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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 09:41:05 PM »
I don't have the slightest clue how this would play in regards to job prospects... I wouldn't be shocked if your reason for attending was asked in an interview.

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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 09:50:04 PM »
I would say apply. Worst case is that they reject you and the best case is that they accept you with scholarship money.
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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 11:11:45 PM »
you may qualify as a URM

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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 11:16:42 PM »
I say go for it!!

 I have heard that there are quite a few white people and of other races at the school. I think as a "minority" you may even get some $$$. I don't think too many firms will ask you why you went to Howard, I mean that would be inferring something about the school that I don't think they would want to do.

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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 12:07:37 AM »
I have a white friend who went to Howard, a guy, got a good bit of scholarship money now works for the EPA and let's just say, he was never lonely. Check out the male-female percentage at Howard. I'm just saying!  ;)
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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2006, 12:39:39 AM »
I have a white friend who went to Howard, a guy, got a good bit of scholarship money now works for the EPA and let's just say, he was never lonely. Check out the male-female percentage at Howard. I'm just saying!  ;)
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Re: I'm white and thinking about Howard!
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2006, 07:37:39 AM »
Haha, too bad you can't kick a fg, then they be sure to accept you.  Everytime I see grambling st. or southern playing football on tv, it seems they have a white kicker.  I had a kid from my hs class who was white take a minority scholarship to go to Bowie St.,  a mostly black school in baltimore??,anyway somewhere in maryland.
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