FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
For your convenience, the following is a list of important dates and answers to questions that may help you with the admissions process at Howard University School of Law:
When will HUSL begin accepting applications?
October 1 every year
When will HUSL begin reviewing applications for Fall 2013?
November. All prospective students are encouraged to submit and complete their applications as early as possible but no later than March 15. Applications submitted after the deadline will be returned to the applicant.
When will a decision be made?
Howard operates a “Rolling Admissions” program. This means that decisions are made on a continuous basis, once an application is complete and until the class is filled. Howard Law endeavors to provide each applicant with written or electronic notification that his or her file is complete. Once that notification is sent, an applicant can anticipate a decision (i.e., an ADMIT, DENY or WAITLIST) approximately four to six weeks from that date.
When should I take the LSAT?
We recommend that you take the LSAT early, allowing at least 3 months to prepare. Remember, the LSAT is not a test of your intelligence but a test of your preparedness. However, how well you prepare and the skills refined while preparing will go a long way in determining how successful you are in law school.
What was the average LSAT and UGPA (undergraduate grade point average) for accepted students in the HUSL class of 2012?
154 (LSAT) 3.4 (UGPA)
What is your application fee?
$60. No need based fee waivers will be granted if the applicant does not submit a written statement expressing the need for the waiver and a two month budget showing income and expenses.
What is your application deadline?
ALL FILES MUST BE RECEIVED by March 15. (WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY BY JANUARY 1st or as soon as possible)
Do you have an Early Bird/CLEO type Program?
No, however HU is a CLEO founding member school and a supporter of the program.
Does HUSL provide Scholarships?
Yes, HU has Merit Scholarships that range from $5,000 to full tuition. They are awarded based on the careful review of the academic record of the student (LSAT, GPA) and record as a whole.
How much are your tuition and total cost of attendance?
$29,360.00 per year for both in-state and out-of-state students. Total Budget, i.e. books, living expenses, etc. is $55,964.00.
Do you have an Evening/ Part Time Program?
No, only a full-time day program.
Do you have any Joint Degree Programs?
Yes, a JD/MBA Program.
What is the size of your Law School?
Approximately 420 students across all years (1L, 2L and 3L’s).
Howard University School of Law is fully approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. If you have any questions regarding Howard or any other law school’s accreditation status you may contact:
Office of the Consultant on Legal Education
Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60610-4714
PH. 312 -988-6738
Fax 312- 988-5681
updated: April 8, 2013