do you know if he had any academic background in german/european law? i've heard mixed opinions about whether or not such classes are worth one's time.
You might do better inhouse at a multinational. I know someone who works at Siemens and works in Germany a few months every year.
Law school is nothing more than a business. Especially when you talk about T4s -- only half of their admits will ever become lawyers.
Has anyone successfully transferred from Cooley? If so, was it very difficult? I have heard rumors that it is impossible to transfer from there.
But that shouldn't discourage you too much. Social life is important, but you go to law school mainly for your career. Or at least that's how I see it. By the way, I transferred to a Top 5.
I have actually been typing brief answers to the hypos in my notes. Then I have tried to talk to fellow students about what they thought about a particular hypo, and it seems no one else is reading them. I think it is more important to learn the BLL and apply that to hypos than know every detail of a fact pattern of a particular case... Of course I am 3 weeks into my 1L year, so what do I know?
There's always the option of teaching pre-law in undergrad schools. The job title prestige may not be there, but if you want to teach, it'll be there.