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Acceptances / Re: New England Law Boston?
« on: February 01, 2011, 10:53:07 PM »
I don't think I'd call New England a small law school really. LSAC records 400 matriculating, I'd estimate more mid-sized. And, they seem to have a full range of opportunities in such a major city. The only thing to worry about would be cost and competition I would imagine..

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: January 31, 2011, 12:46:21 PM »
also a note on quality of applicants...

its increasingly more difficult to get admitted to law school than in past years and decades. So, given the competition of the current time wouldn't that suggest that current students are of a higher caliber? Even Cooley raises the LSAT minimum a point every year or two.. so the alumni from a decade ago are examples of the quality that I would severely question- that could be someone that had a 130s score! 

 I completely agree that taking on 150k plus on a lower tiered school is a HUGE risk - one that I will not be taking. One way that this problem is being addressed is through the extended repayment plans and income based repayment on federal loans. Most law grads would be able to extend payment for 25-30 years, and in some public service fields they can be forgiven after 10 years.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: January 31, 2011, 10:31:15 AM »

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Some people here are in serious denial.  This board is packed with T3 and T4 students.  They all huddle together and congratulate each other like it's some sort of accomplishment and they've all achieved greatness.  Well, I've got news for you:  It's not a an accomplishment, it should not be celebrated, and a rude awakening awaits most of you after the bar.
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The T3 & T4s congratulate, and the T1's trash the rest.. it's whatever. The funniest yet are the comments trashing people before they've even taken the LSAT or been accepted anywhere.

I would agree, the general range of Cooley students would be below average in #s. However, I suppose I'm not advocating the whole school. I'm just saying it can work, and its going to work for my situation.

And lastly, its actually $1100 per credit hour. No idea where you found 900 at.


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:10:29 PM »
The real rub is that a Cooley education is just as expensive as any T14.

Just to keep the "facts" going here, this is not a fact. The majority of students at Cooley go part time. Part time tuition at Cooley ranges from 13k -26k per year assuming there is no scholarship - and an average LSAT taker would easily attain a partial scholarship. 

http://www.cooley.edu/finaid/tuition.html

Someone going to Cooley part time on scholarship could be getting a very good tuition rate comparable to an instate residency at a public law school. In a poor economy, maybe a better choice than many t4's.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Tampa Bay LSAT Study Group
« on: January 30, 2011, 04:18:02 PM »
Hey, I would be interested in that. I'm taking the June 2011 Lsat probably at FL Southern.  I'll be doing it to raise my scholarship not for applying to other places, but if you'd like to PM I'd be up for doing something on weekends.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Wayne State: Worth it?
« on: January 29, 2011, 09:58:38 PM »
Tuition and cost of living are definitely pros, but detroit for most people would be a con. Would be better for discussion if we knew what you are comparing it to.

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Fall 2011 is on it's way, and half of us (entering 1L's) will be attending law schools in the bottom tiers. If your going to one of these schools I'm sure your tired of the your school sucks, and you shouldn't be a lawyer messages.

So here it goes.. how about some suggestions for having an awesome 1L year, and starting off a successful legal career?

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Law School Applications / Re: FAMU or Cooley?
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:59:45 PM »
Awesome  ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: FAMU or Cooley?
« on: January 13, 2011, 05:51:16 PM »
it ends up being about the same tuition.. id go really part time at cooley  or pt at famu.. its like a 2k/year difference.  The main difference I see is that cooley is bigger, and famu would have me stuck in FL/GA for awhile. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Addendum- LSAT 7 point improvement?
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:29:55 PM »
If you did poorly because of being nervous then its not from a medical condition... right?  = no need for an addendum

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