Howard University Law School

Howard University is a university located in Washington, D.C., USA. An historically black university, Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named for Oliver O. Howard.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.howard.edu
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.howard.edu
Location (Location) Washington, DC
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1869
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 135
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 152
Median GPA : 3.21
Acceptance Rate : 33%


Howard Law School Admissions

Howard Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 33% of its applicants. Comparatively, Howard is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 1561 515 (32.99%) 130 (8.3%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.99 3.21 3.46
LSAT 150 152 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $31,640 $31,640
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $23,371
Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 03/15
Application Fee : $60

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Howard Law School Community

Howard Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Below Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Howard is Above Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 18
  • Part Time : 26

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 8
  • # Minority Faculty : 13

RATIO

17.9 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Howard Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Howard University 1L section size is 66% smaller than law schools in Washington DC and 52% smaller than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Howard Law School: 44
Washington DC Average: 73
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 158
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 172
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 98
  • Law Journals : 45
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 54

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 10.1%
  • Second Year : 5.1%
  • Third Year : 0.7%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Howard Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Howard University class of 2013 had an employment rate of 83% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 74.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 28.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 21.0%
  • Public Interest: 10.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • District Of Columbia: 38%
  • Maryland: 14%
  • New York: 14%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 74.1%
  • First Time Takers: 170
  • Average School: 59.5%
  • Average State: 82.6%
  • Pass Difference: -23.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Maryland : 80.8%
  • Passed : 35 of 71 (49.3%)
  • State Average : 82.6%
  • Difference : -31.5%
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