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Transferring / Re: Did you go to one of these schools and transfer up?
« on: March 24, 2012, 08:39:21 PM »
I went to PSL, skip that choice at all costs, transferred to Cooley, love it!  Hands down better than PSL, but you would have to attend both to know the differences.  For instance in Torts, PSL doesn't cover products liability, Cooley Does.  In Contracts PSL doesn't cover 3rd party beneficiaries, Cooley does.  Take your pick, a school that charges the earth and doesn't cover bar material, or one that charges less and does cover bar material. 

Also, look at the bar passage rates, PSL bombed the last July bar with something like 60% or less bar passage rate for first time takers.  So, the education is evident in the ability to pass the bar.  Lets see what PSL's graduating students did in the Feb. bar.  Then you will know with some certainty the quality of the school.

Cooley on the other hand has had 80+% bar passage rate for 10 years.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Phoenix School of Law....
« on: November 09, 2011, 02:11:03 PM »
Where is 61% coming from? According to LSAC their bar passage was 96%

That doesn't mean Phoenix is a great school or bad school.  Whether someone passes the bar or not is largely up to the individual.

Berkeley had an 87% bar passage rate last year. 28 Berkeley grads failed the bar first time around does that make Berkeley a bad school? No it doesn't those people probably didn't do the requisite studying and will likely pass the second time around. Michelle Obama a Harvard Grad failed the bar the first time around and Harvard is not a bad school. She is not doing to bad for herself either despite failing. The Bar is something you need to start a legal career, but there are plenty of atrocious licensed attorneys that passed the first time. There are also many great lawyers and judges that failed first and even second time around.

If you attend Phoneix or any ABA school odds are you will pass the bar. Passing the bar does not mean you will get a job and that is a whole other struggle. Even if you get a job you will need to perform and perform well to keep it. Law is a competitive profession and no matter where you go it is a long road. It certainly helps to go to Harvard, Yale etc, but 99% of the population can't get into the Ivy League. Going to a non-elite school you will have an uphill battle ahead of you, but it is a winnable battle if your willing to put the time and effort in.  Odds are not a good as you think, instead of looking at old bar passage rates from 2009 posted on LSAT, look at the recent the July 2011 bar results are not so rosey.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Phoenix School of Law....
« on: November 03, 2011, 04:42:56 AM »
Their July 2011 bar passage rate was 61%, probably going to be on ABA probation.  Seriously consider other options that adequately prepare you for the bar.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Phoenix School of Law....
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:24:13 AM »
First semester prof's are not very good.

School is on a C grading curve

Administration is very disorganized and disfunctional.

Check for which professors are preferred.

Cost per semester is $22K. despite what they say.

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