The Howard University Law School has a great reputation and an impressive alumni roster, confers an average of 185 Jurist Doctorate and Master of Law degrees annually, and employs a faculty of approximately 50 full-time and adjunct professors. Interestingly, the law school is not located on the main campus of Howard, but in the Van Ness area of D.C. Sometimes referred to as Howard's "West Campus," the site of the law school (which had previously been home to the now-defunct Dunbarton College) was purchased in 1974.
I have visited Howard Law School's campus. It really is a beautiful setting, with beautiful gothic buildings and a stunning new law library. Law schools don't typically need to be located in close proximity to their undergraduate counterparts, and I think space is a at a premium on Howard's main campus near Shaw. Nonetheless, I lament that the law school isn't located in or around our neighborhood.