I really am so sick of reading all of the nasty comments about Cooley on this site. While I do realize that Cooley is not the choice of schools for many, I do realize that it is the ONLY chance for others. In fact, I believe it is the only chance for me. I earned my degree while on Active duty in the Air Force as an Intelligence Analsyt. I was in the military for 10 years, and getting my degree was just a block I was trying to check. I did not focus on grades so much because I was constantly deploying all over the world.
When I separated from the Air Force, I really wanted to pursue my dream of becoming an attorney. I knew I had to take the LSAT. However, I had one last tour in Iraq to do, so I was not able to study and prepare for the LSAT and my score reflected it.
My plan is to attend Cooley this fall, work my tail off and get the best grades I can,and then try to transfer to a school like Boston College, or University of St Louis after one year. I will turn this so-called "negative" into a positive. My dream is not to be a big time law firm attorney, but to serve the people working as a prosecutor somewhere.
BOTTOM LINE: Before people make general statements about the kind of people that attend Cooley, realize that every person has a situation, and sometimes we have to take that situation and adapt.
If there is anyone from Cooley out there, I would love to hear from you. Please email or IM me.
As someone who served our country for 10 years (thank you!), I dare say you deserve admittance into a better law school. Good luck retaking the LSAT, and best wishes, regardless.