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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cooley in the fall
« on: April 21, 2010, 12:04:27 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.

Don't do it. Your resume looks better without it than with it. I have heard that it can actually HURT you in the future if employers see it.

I had zero problem finding a job back in my home state, and actually had a few options.  My core group of friends are all employed as well.  So I have to disagree with you here.  Is Jones Day going to hire you right out of school -- clearly not -- but they aren't going to hire from any T4 or T3 school at that point either.

Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Any Cooley students here?
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:58:22 AM »
I haven't noticed too many new posts in the Cooley section. Are there any active posters here who happen to be cooley stuents or alumni?

STUDENTS --- you aren't helping our image much -- how about a simple spell check?

Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Any feedback about Cooley Ann Arbor Campus
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:54:57 AM »
Every Cooley campus is good. Best law school in the county. Also, if you decide you dont like AnnArbor after a term you can transfer to the other 3 locations in the state. People do it all the time for lots of reasons.

Lansing is clearly the central-hub for the law school.  There are more professors, students, and staff at that location than the other combined.  A buddy at the Ann Harbor campus had to come to Lansing to access documents from the SBA.

Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Cooleys attrition rate
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:39:37 AM »
That info is  out of date, I'll trust the up to date info on campus.

Reminder me Troll where do you go to school?

That info is not out of date, it is the most up to date legally reportable information available... the ABA (accrediting body) bases all credentialing decisions for Cooley on the above numbers.  Any other stats are pure speculation tailored by admissions staff looking to recruit students.  Cooley will have an attrition rate in excess of 25% when it reports to the ABA this Spring... they always do.  I'm not knocking the school, but the facts and historical statistics don't support what you are asserting.  I'd bet you anything that the attrition rate will be 30%+ in the Spring numbers.  I hope the program does retain more students, but that just isn't a goal of their business model.  They admit massive numbers and are content with high attrition.  There is really no debate to be had here.  The numbers just don't lie... 317 flunked out.

The 2% number (wherever it came from) is entirely wrong.


And why would you trust a school's word over that of an independent party (i.e. LSAC).  Having recently graduated from Cooley, it is hard to imagine that a student could attend without noticing the alarming attrition rate.  It is what it is.

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