USD Law Student Nicholas Howe '16 (JD) Balances Law School and Olympic Training

Nicholas Howe

San Diego (November 27, 2013) – On Tuesday, November 26, University of San Diego (USD) School of Law student Nick Howe, '16 (JD), was featured in an law student profile in the Daily Journal. Howe is a globally ranked javelin thrower and currently in his second year of USD's part-time JD degree program.

Howe won the California Collegiate Athletic Association title while attending the University of California (UC), San Diego as an undergraduate. He holds the UC San Diego record for javelin, was a three-time All-American, and a two-time national champion.

"I wake up early and read for class before heading to UC San Diego for the day." says Howe. "Weekends are the time when I catch up and try to get a head start on the next week's reading."

The article reports that Howe, now ranked fourth nationally and 34th in the world will have to clear two hurdles to qualify for the Olympics. He will first have to throw an Olympic A-standard, a distance set by International Association of Athletics Federations, and then place in the top three at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

"My goal now is to make it to the 2016 Olympic Games," says Howe "If things work out, I'll graduate from law school in the spring and head to Rio that summer." 

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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