Howard Law School

General Info

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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

Howard Law School Admissions

Howard Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 43% of its applicants. Comparatively, Howard is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 964 414 (42.95%) 143 (14.8%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.00 3.28 3.55
LSAT 148 150 153

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $33,832 $33,832
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $26,741
  • 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 Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Howard is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 20
  • Part Time: 26


  • # Female Faculty: 24
  • # Minority Faculty: 40


20.7 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 Law School 1L section size is 67% smaller than law schools in Washington DC and 43% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Howard Law School: 102
Washington DC Average: 170
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 175
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 125

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 58
  • Law Journals: 40
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 12.4%
  • Second Year: 1.4%
  • 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 Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 86% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 98.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 29.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 23.0%
  • Public Interest: 10.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • District Of Columbia: 41%
  • New York: 15%
  • Maryland: 7%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 98.8%
  • First Time Takers: 85
  • Average School: 65.5%
  • Average State: 76.6%
  • Pass Difference: -11.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 24 of 29 (82.8%)
  • State Average: 76.6%
  • Difference: 4.2%