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Incoming 1Ls / Re: cooley in the fall
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:16:34 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.

Cooley is considered a liability on a resume. It is considered to be a joke.

Mind listing the names of the partners and firms that told you this?  I was concerned that moving back to my home state would be an issue but, generally speaking, no one knows anything about cooley here.  Besides, it has been my experience that firms are more interested the work that you actually do for them.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: US NEWS RANKINGS leak (2011)
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:08:35 AM »
Yea I agree, unless language is a prerequisite for a specific job that is all I was trying to say.

A Cooley Grad could be fluent in 5 languages and have a M.D. if he goes into competition for a real estate law job with someone with 0 work experience that graduates from Harvard Law, the Harvard Grad will win. This is because speaking 5 languages and having a M.D. are irrelevant to real estate law and Harvard beats Cooley 99.9% of the time..

Depends on the real estate market -- international development gigs could love that diversity.  But the Ivy League tends to beat out just about everyone wouldn't you agree?

I think you could say the same of a UT law grad just because of the prestige of Harvard.  Obviously there is a large gap in he degree that Harvard would trump Cooley and the degree it would trump UT -- but just sayin'.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Cooley in the fall
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:04:27 AM »
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.

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