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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Cooley Review
« on: January 20, 2012, 05:09:10 PM »
When I was an undergrad looking to go to law school I would look here for reviews and advice about admissions and perspective on different schools. I am a current Cooley Law School student, and I have finished my first term of 1L successfully. I have also retained my scholarship, and was active in first year mock trial.

If you are considering Cooley you have undoubtedly noticed the long list of negative reviews, many saying that students at Cooley shouldn't even be in law school. How you view those comments is up to you, but once you get to law school you'll realize law students whine a good bit, so use your own discretion.

I am just here to let you know that you can get a good legal education at Cooley, and if you study diligently you will do fine. It will be more work than undergrad, but you know that already. Making it through has a good deal to do with staying focused, continuous review, and efficiently using your time.

I'm not saying Cooley is Harvard, top tier, or anything of that sort. But if your options are lower tiered schools, Cooley can be a flexible, affordable option especially if you receive a scholarship. Many people are able to work and go part time. All of my professors went to the University of Michigan law school and were practicing attorneys. You will receive a quality education equal or better than any school in the tier range.

The main advantage I have found with Cooley is their large alumni base, and the student services available that only large law schools have like a full career services office & study abroad at many locations.

Again, its not Harvard. But if your comparing to something like U of Dayton or another midwestern lower ranked school you should definitely equally consider Cooley. Best of luck!  PM for specific questions.

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