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Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley

Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« on: May 29, 2007, 05:42:51 PM »
 ??? I need to hear from you guys.  Which school is better Thomas Cooley or Florida Coastal?  They are both ranked as T4 schools but I am sure that one is better than the other.  Please help...  Thanks alot.

Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 06:08:52 PM »
Coastal has better numbers(http://www.ilrg.com/rankings/law/index.php/4/desc/LSATLow), but where you go should depend on where you want to practice (Fl vs. MI). If you aren't going to practice in either state (or region), Coastal is the better choice.

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Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 12:20:19 PM »
...where you go should depend on where you want to practice (Fl vs. MI). If you aren't going to practice in either state (or region), Coastal is the better choice.

A few people also mentioned this? Why would this matter?
Say I intend to practice in NY, but end up going to Yale... (of course Yale is T1, but I'm just not sure why attending a school in a diff state would matter).

Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 12:45:55 PM »
...where you go should depend on where you want to practice (Fl vs. MI). If you aren't going to practice in either state (or region), Coastal is the better choice.

A few people also mentioned this? Why would this matter?
Say I intend to practice in NY, but end up going to Yale... (of course Yale is T1, but I'm just not sure why attending a school in a diff state would matter).

The question is one of a school's regional reputation.  Yale is not a good example for this Q because it is one of three truly national schools.  It is not that Yale is a T1, it is that Yale is #1.  Most T1's rely on their regional reps as well.

Short answer: you will not find any NYC firms recruiting students from TC or FC.


Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 12:51:15 PM »
School choice can often come down to regional v. national preference.  For instance, in San Diego there are two T4's and a T1.  If I wanted to go to practice in New York, or San Francisco, or Los Angeles, you can bet I would have gone to University of San Diego in a hurry.

But, I just want to stay in the sun and beach lined town I live in, so California Western was a fine choice (and the full ride didn't hurt in the decision making process).


Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 03:15:17 PM »
...where you go should depend on where you want to practice (Fl vs. MI). If you aren't going to practice in either state (or region), Coastal is the better choice.

A few people also mentioned this? Why would this matter?
Say I intend to practice in NY, but end up going to Yale... (of course Yale is T1, but I'm just not sure why attending a school in a diff state would matter).

This better be flame or it may rank as of the dumber posts I've read on this board.

Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2007, 04:40:00 PM »

This better be flame or it may rank as of the dumber posts I've read on this board.
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Maybe you should get a life! It seems like you get off talking schmack about people who you don't even know.  Stop wasting your time if you got nothing better to say or better yet if you got nothing better in between your ears!

Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2007, 07:53:58 PM »
Prestigious NYC biglaws love T4 grads in general and Cooley grads in particular. 

Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2007, 12:45:07 PM »
Why would they like T4 grads?

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Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007, 02:26:38 PM »
Why would they like T4 grads?
You aught to know better than to speak to a Krazy Nazi...