Though careers in law usually involve at least a couple of years of postsecondary education. The earning potential for jobs in the legal industry such as paralegals, court reporters, or lawyers make up for the sacrifice. So, if you’ve decided that the traditional legal career path is the right one for you, you must be on the lookout for the schools that fit you the best. To help you narrow down your search, we composed a list of potential HBCU law schools.
HBCU Law Schools that offer respective law degrees/certifications.
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Florida A&M University College of Law is a school located in Orlando, Florida, and affiliated with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Offering a Doctor’s degree in law, it is accredited by the American Bar Association.
The FAMU College of Law achieved a 73.6 percent passage rate on the July 2014 Florida Bar Exam, besting the overall average for the second time within two years.
Grambling State University
Located in Grambling, Louisiana, Grambling State University offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (pre-law) studies. The Political Science curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic political institutions in the United States and internationally.
The program prepares students for governmental careers or further study in the discipline of political science or law.
Hampton University resides in Hampton, Virginia. The Department of Political Science and History offers a pre-law program which prepares students for law school and how they can succeed once they become lawyers, attorneys, and judges.
These courses include but are not limited to, Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method, and Legal Writing.
Located in Washington campus in District of Columbia, Howard law school is fully accredited by American Bar Association and the Association of Law Schools. It offers programs leading to the Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM) for foreign law graduates, and Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) degrees.
In a 2014 National Law Journal & Legal Times article, Howard University School of Law was ranked among the top fifty law schools in the nation.
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law is located in Durham, North Carolina. Considered to be one of the most diverse and affordable law schools in the country, it offers two programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree: a part-time evening program and a full-time day program.
The NCCU School of Law ranks in Top 25 Best Public Interest Law Schools in the nation. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar Council.
Southern University Law Center
The Southern University Law Center (SULC) has been successful in training more than 3,000 lawyers who have made their mark in all areas of the legal profession.
SULC offers a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) through a full-time and a part-time day and evening program is offered at the Southern University Law Center. A J.D. and Master of Public Administration joint degree is also offered by the Law Center and the Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.
Texas Southern University
The Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) offers a three-year, full-time Juris Doctor Program. The Houston, Texas-based university is accredited by the American Bar Association.
TMSL is one of the nation’s most diverse law schools. Ranking in each of the last ten years among the top three law schools in the national index of diversity published by U.S. News and World Report.
University of The District of Columbia
The University of The District of Columbia is located in Washington, DC. Its David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) offers a traditional three-year, full-time J.D. Program and a four-year, part-time J.D. Program.
UDC-DCSL is recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse law schools both for our faculty and students. The UDC-DCSL is also ranked 7th in the U.S. for clinical training by U.S. News and World Report.
HBCU Community Colleges with Pre-law Programs
If you are interested in pre-law studies and plan to seek admission to law school or start a legal career after graduation, these HBCU Law Schools are options to consider.
Coahoma Community College
Coahoma Community College is a small public college located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. At present, it offers an associate degree in pre-law studies.
Shelton State Community College
Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Shelton State Community College is an inexpensive public college. It offers less than one year certificate in legal assistant.
St. Philip’s College
St. Philip’s College is a medium-sized public college located in San Antonia, Texas. Currently, it offers associate’s degree in legal, administrative assistant and pre-law studies.
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Jerry W. Jones Jr. says
I have reviewed this article twice. Why do I not see Southern University Law Center on this list?