Unquestionably NOVA. Even though they are both 4th Tiers Nova actually has a very solid reputation in Florida. Cooley is pretty much a joke to most people.It will be hard to get a clerkship for either but I think you would have an outside chance clerking for a Federal Court in Miami after school if you have top grades and law review.
1 - in 1999 and 2004 Nova had to repay the federal government 4.2 million dollars for billing errors and when an investigation was being conducted, Nova was said to be uncooperative. This has to do with programs that they administer for Medicaid and medicare (our tax dollars).2 - The Broward County Commissioners are proposing to slash their funding for the dual use library by 515,920 because of lack of accountability on public usage. The County Attorney said they destroyed documents that would have supported public usage (again, misuse of our tax dollars).3 - Nova has taken out bonds to fund all of the new construction that has happened on the campus, these bonds are tax-exempt. There is ceertain criteria you have for these bonds and because Nova has failed to meet certain criteria they had to place a first mortgage on the new Business building. (lack of accountability)4 - Nova has been subpoenaed by the New York AG and is being investigated by the Florida AG in regards to the student loan scandal.I could go on and on but the fact remains that Nova Southeastern University has a terrible reputation in South Florida and it is going to get worse. Why would and undergrad attend a school that is 4th tier at the price that NSU charges? Why would a law student attend their law school when it is considered 4th tier and only 48% passed the bar last year? Why wouls someone attend their Business school when it's accredidation is sub-par? I have been doing research on this school and have documentation to support all of these claims and would be happy to provide it to anyone interested, especially if you are thinking of attending this school. I do not want to see students getting ripped off by this university when they do not give a d**mn about the students and improving the quality of education that they provide. All that they care about is expansion.
Is Nova for profit?
Did everyone read that Cooley link about their ranking system? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
Quote from: Blunderbuss on August 07, 2007, 09:43:08 AMIs Nova for profit?non-profit university, but where there is a will, there is a way.