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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: January 1Ls?
« on: August 06, 2005, 08:00:22 PM »
I am going to take next summer off.  It is very difficult to go straight thru.  You will notice significant burnout.  The 2-3 week breaks are not sufficient.

3-4 classes is technically considered part-time.  It is anything but, however.  3-4 classes is really what the VAST majority of students take.  With 3-4 classes you will still end up studying everyday with the exception of maybe Fri night. 

Anything else let me know.

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: January 1Ls?
« on: July 31, 2005, 10:44:41 PM »
Guys,

I am finishing my third term at Cooley.

1. Do not take 5 classes-which is a full load and will allow u to finish in 2 yrs.  It is insane.  The amount of work will be near impossible.  Alot of us take 3 or 4 classes a term.  This school requires you to know ALOT of information.  Exam's are very detail oriented.  Trust me, take 4 at the max to start.  You have no idea what your getting into.

2. The attrition rate is very high.  But consider a # of things.  1st, the large amount of students.  2nd, the large amount of students with very marginal scores.  3rd, not all are academic dismissals, half are transfer students. 4th, the difficulty of the school.  It is not a cake walk here.  They make it very demanding.  There is no inflationary grading.  The average grade is a C.  You will see more D's and F's at Cooley than you have ever seen before.  They don't hesitate to fail people here.  Be ready to live and breath the law and law school for 3 solid yrs.

Take my word for it ;D

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Capital / Re: thinking about transferring to Capital
« on: June 14, 2005, 01:43:06 PM »
Can you give me general info on the school?? What is the average GPA?? I am just concerned about these things, because the current school I am at does not hesitate to give out D's and F's.  Their attrition rate is horrible as well. Whatever info u can provide would be very helpful

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Capital / thinking about transferring to Capital
« on: June 08, 2005, 06:12:27 PM »
I need to know a few things.  What is the attrition rate?? Is there a weeding out process even after 1st yr?? Is grading difficult?? Does everyone feel pretty safe after 1st yr?

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