"Now that just sucks. I know these rankings are, to a degree, rather arbitrary and they probably signify less than people think, other than It is pretty demoralizing because I never intended to practice up here. I had an opportunity to go to a 4th tier school in my preferred area of practice, and if I had known Toledo was going to be 4th tier when I sat for the bar, I would have just stayed put.
Ouch! Now that stings.
If you want to practice in NW Ohio, then even though I gripe about them, Toledo is probably your best bet. Your regional options probably suck worse than Toledo. Cooley is a sweatshop, and I would avoid that place if I could. They set their curve ridiculously low and have very high attrition rates.
Yeah, I am a little astounded at the vehemence that people express against Cooley. And this is coming from other 4th tier law grads.
Thanks for the advice. Personally, my goal is to open a PI practice right in Toledo. So, it sounds like UT is a good way to get there.