Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Howard University professor Patricia Worthy has her finger on the pulse of some of today's students bound for law school.
Ms. Worthy, the university's associate dean for academic affairs, sifts through potential students' admissions forms, which include essays on why they want to study law. The answers speak volumes of their intentions, she says.
Today's Howard law students, and those attending other District universities, still possess the raw idealism of their predecessors, and their numbers are growing.
As the economy continues to struggle, interest in law schools keeps climbing. The Newtown, Pa.-based Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) reports that 17 percent more students submitted applications to American Bar Association-accredited law schools in fall 2002 than the previous year.
The upward swing, reflected at several local law schools, is expected to keep climbing this year, the LSAC predicts. In a struggling economy, many students …