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Incoming 1Ls / Re: cooley in the fall
« on: April 22, 2010, 09:55:59 PM »
I'd just like to make a post on this thread.. As a student who will be attending Cooley- Ann Arbor in January on an honors scholarship.

I give no consideration to Cooley's rankings, I have not & will not even look at them. Frankly, I wish the school would stop publishing them and to be just another 4th tier law school- I too believe this would greatly raise the reputation of the school. Heck, maybe I can join a student group and make that happen lol.

Also, on to the employment aspect. It's absolutely right that Cooley grads will 99% of the time not get 100k + law jobs especially out of law school. However, getting 50-75k jobs as lawyers in  government, public interest, small firms, and in house counsel positions is just as likely as any other 4th or 3rd tier law school graduate. And, particularly for students on scholarship the available options shouldn't be as dismal.

I personally am turning down Widener part time for Cooley Ann Arbor considering both are 4th tier & Cooley will cost me half as much as Widener.

So, I will restate my main points here so this can be took in as proper context as possible:

1- Cooley's rankings are irrelevant & more than likely should be rid of.

2- Cooley grads have a fair shot at jobs that are typically available to graduates of 3rd & 4th tier law schools, particularly in Michigan & the midwest.

3- Cooley can be an affordable option in this bad economy- possibly an attractive option compared to other 4th tier schools charging double what Cooley does for tuition. I would surely take Cooley over Detroit-Mercy or Dayton.

And finally 4th- Yeah, Cooley grads are 99% of the time not getting big law/100k + jobs out of law school & they shouldn't expect to. Cooley will also tell you to plan financially with this understood.

I hope people will start regarding Cooley for the 4th tier school that it is that can produce public service lawyers and small firm community advocates.

Good luck to everyone out there with your apps & legal career.

Law School Admissions / Southern U Law center
« on: April 07, 2010, 11:52:04 AM »
So, I applied to Southern in early february and I'm still waiting. Which looking at it distantly most schools do take 6-8 weeks, but Southern seems to be especially slow. They also do not take LSAC fee waivers, checks, or credit cards for app fees (stone age much?).

... But, its cheap, I surely should get in with a 149 and its close to new orleans. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how long it typically takes to receive a decision from Southern? And other people's experiences?

Thanks & good luck with your apps everyone!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Widener Waitlist
« on: April 02, 2010, 01:30:51 PM »
I was just waitlisted at Widener, and its the best option I have so far. I'm honestly thrilled about the option & would like to know how likely it is to get into widener off the waitlist? How has it been historically? The school site says 250-350 people are generally waitlisted there. I also have selected that I am open to go to either campus and full or part time.

Thanks for suggestions & if anyone else is waitlisted or attending there it would be nice to talk.

Law School Admissions / Re: where to apply?
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:38:59 AM »
also..speaking of jfk.. what are the lsat ranges for cal accredited schools like jfk/humphreys/san joaquin (cba accredited cal schools) ?

Law School Admissions / where to apply?
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:15:01 AM »
2.25/149 .. rejected already at barry, oklahoma city, st thomas, memphis, and hamline. I'm completely open to going anywhere for law school. I majored in political science as an undergrad. Also open to non-aba schools with federal student aid- I've applied to UMASS and JFK in berkeley already. And yes.. I'm waiting on cooley.  Any suggestions of possible schools are appreciated. Good luck to all of you with your applications.

Incoming 1Ls / cooley in the fall
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:09:57 AM »
I also am awaiting a decision.. since early february when my file was complete. I'm in the range to get a 25% scholarship based on the lsat so hopefully should come soon. I'm also planning on the ann arbor campus.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Cooley in the fall
« on: March 11, 2010, 12:08:42 AM »
I also am awaiting a decision.. since early february when my file was complete. I'm in the range to get a 25% scholarship based on the lsat so hopefully should come soon. I'm also planning on the ann arbor campus.

Incoming 1Ls / Cooley in the fall
« on: January 23, 2010, 07:54:17 PM »
Anybody planning to or considering Cooley in fall 2010? Which campus are you looking at? Have you visited?

*Please no trash talking the school, just people who seriously are or considering it.

It would add to the diversity factor, also if sexual orientation has played any role in your undergraduate years it would be worth mentioning- like if you did volunteer work for an LGBT group or something like that.  Unless it's a conservative school it probably won't hurt anything.

Law School Admissions / Re: 149, 2.5
« on: January 01, 2010, 02:53:54 PM »
I'm well aware of the calculators.. I've been preparing for over a year for this process. I'm also planning on applying to many part time programs which also have different admissions ranges than traditional full time programs.

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