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What law school is harder? Cooley or Whittier? They both accept law students without a bachelors degree.

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Cooley or Whittier?
« on: May 12, 2009, 08:21:39 PM »
Which law school is harder? Cooley or Whittier? I heard Cooley is a hard law school. I haven't heard anything about Wittier. They both accpet students without a bachelors degree. They are both ABA approved. They both require the LSAT. They are both $35,000.00 a year. So they are both pretty much the same except the professors. Which one is harder?

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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 07:30:02 PM »
Neither. Work as a manager at Domino's 100x over first.
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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 01:16:04 AM »
I would say Whittier is more difficult only because of the curve. I believe they were involved in a scandal not long ago when they dismissed an enormous amount of their student body due to the harsh curve they implement which has brought them in danger of losing their accreditation.I wouldn't go to either one though. Are you just thinking of attending these schools because you don't have a bachelors degree? Taking a shortcut is not always the best way to go. Not only will law school be significantly more difficult for you because of a lack of training in critical thinking skills, but it may also hinder your post graduation employment search. Just suck it up and dedicate 4 years to getting an education. If you can't commit to four years of relatively easy academic study, how can you possibly commit to three years of intense academic study? Take baby steps. Maybe after getting a degree and taking some law classes at the UG level you will discover that law is not for you.
























































































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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 11:05:12 AM »
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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 11:10:44 AM »
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3. If you want to become an attorney, choose an ABA approved school (such as Cooley or Whitter if you like), do your best and go practice law.


It is an unfortunate fact that fewer than half of those who matriculate at Cooley ever practice law.

So here is my advice as an immature and inexperienced snob. Hard work goes a long way, but it's best to apply that hard work where it will be most effective. It's far easier to spend a year prepping for the LSAT than it is to spend years post graduation trying to overcome having gone to a school of dubious reputation.
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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 12:58:54 AM »
I don't anything about Cooley but it's untrue that Whittier accepts students without degrees. You must have a degree and have taken the LSAT to apply and get accepted to Whittier.  There was no scandal involving dismissing most of the student body.  Please research your facts before posting inaccurate information.  Now for some facts:

1.  Whittier is the oldest fully accredited ABA law schools in Orange County
2.  More than 80% of Whittier Grads have passed the bar in 2008
3.  Whittier Grads have the highest starting salary of OC law schools
4.  Here's a list of firms that have hired Whittier graduates:

• Allred Maroko & Goldberg, Los Angeles

• Baker Botts LLP, Dallas

• Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP, Universal City, CA

• Berger, Khan, Shafton, Moss, Irvine & Marina Del Rey

• Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP , Costa Mesa

• Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP, Los Angeles

• Bonne Bridges Mueller O’Keefe & Nichols, Santa Ana & Los Angeles

• Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger, Los Angeles

• Cooksey Toolen Gage Duffy & Woog, Costa Mesa

• Cotkin Collins & Ginsburg, Santa Ana

• Cummins & White, LLP, Newport Beach

• Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP, Los Angeles

• Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, Costa Mesa

• Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar, LLP, Long Beach

• Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Los Angeles

• Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, LLP, Los Angeles

• Greenberg Traurig LLP, Santa Monica

• Gates & Cooper LLP, Los Angeles

• Gunster Yoakley, Palm Beach, FL

• Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP, Los Angeles

• Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, Saint Louis, MO

• Heller Ehrman LLP, San Francisco & Singapore

• Holland & Hart, LLP, Denver

• Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami

• Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc., Los Angeles

• Jackson DeMarco & Peckenpaugh, Irvine

• Jackson Walker LLP, Dallas

• Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP, Los Angeles

• Jenkins & Gilchrist, Dallas

• Keesal, Young, & Logan, Long Beach

• Kiesel Boucher & Larson, LLP, Beverly Hills

• Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear LLP, Irvine & Riverside

• Latham & Watkins, New York

• Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Los Angeles

• Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles

• Masry & Vititoe, Westlake Village, CA

• Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles

• Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP, Los Angeles

• Mardirossian & Associates Inc., Los Angeles

• Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Chicago

• Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, San Diego

• Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Los Angeles

• Morgan Lewis LLP, Los Angeles & San Francisco

• Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott LLP, Irvine

• Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Orange County

• O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, LLP, New York

• Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver, & Hedges, LLP, Los Angeles

• Reed Smith, Los Angeles & Washington D.C.

• Richards, Watson & Gershon, Los Angeles

• Salomon Brothers, Inc., New York

• Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, Los Angeles

• Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Los Angeles

• Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP, Foothill Ranch

• Snell & Wilmer LLP, Phoenix

• Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Los Angeles

• Stephan Oringer Richman & Theodora, Costa Mesa & Los Angeles

• Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Newport Beach

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, FL

• Toshiba America Information Systems, Irvine

• Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson, LLP, Tarzana

• White & Case LLP, New York

• Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, Los Angeles & Newark

• Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

• Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., Dallas

• Winston & Strawn LLP, New York

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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 05:24:15 PM »
I don't anything about Cooley but it's untrue that Whittier accepts students without degrees. You must have a degree and have taken the LSAT to apply and get accepted to Whittier.  There was no scandal involving dismissing most of the student body.  Please research your facts before posting inaccurate information.  Now for some facts:

1.  Whittier is the oldest fully accredited ABA law schools in Orange County
2.  More than 80% of Whittier Grads have passed the bar in 2008
3.  Whittier Grads have the highest starting salary of OC law schools
4.  Here's a list of firms that have hired Whittier graduates:

• Allred Maroko & Goldberg, Los Angeles

• Baker Botts LLP, Dallas

• Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP, Universal City, CA

• Berger, Khan, Shafton, Moss, Irvine & Marina Del Rey

• Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP , Costa Mesa

• Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP, Los Angeles

• Bonne Bridges Mueller O’Keefe & Nichols, Santa Ana & Los Angeles

• Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger, Los Angeles

• Cooksey Toolen Gage Duffy & Woog, Costa Mesa

• Cotkin Collins & Ginsburg, Santa Ana

• Cummins & White, LLP, Newport Beach

• Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP, Los Angeles

• Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, Costa Mesa

• Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar, LLP, Long Beach

• Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Los Angeles

• Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, LLP, Los Angeles

• Greenberg Traurig LLP, Santa Monica

• Gates & Cooper LLP, Los Angeles

• Gunster Yoakley, Palm Beach, FL

• Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP, Los Angeles

• Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, Saint Louis, MO

• Heller Ehrman LLP, San Francisco & Singapore

• Holland & Hart, LLP, Denver

• Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami

• Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc., Los Angeles

• Jackson DeMarco & Peckenpaugh, Irvine

• Jackson Walker LLP, Dallas

• Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP, Los Angeles

• Jenkins & Gilchrist, Dallas

• Keesal, Young, & Logan, Long Beach

• Kiesel Boucher & Larson, LLP, Beverly Hills

• Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear LLP, Irvine & Riverside

• Latham & Watkins, New York

• Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Los Angeles

• Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles

• Masry & Vititoe, Westlake Village, CA

• Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles

• Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP, Los Angeles

• Mardirossian & Associates Inc., Los Angeles

• Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Chicago

• Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, San Diego

• Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, Los Angeles

• Morgan Lewis LLP, Los Angeles & San Francisco

• Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott LLP, Irvine

• Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Orange County

• O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, LLP, New York

• Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver, & Hedges, LLP, Los Angeles

• Reed Smith, Los Angeles & Washington D.C.

• Richards, Watson & Gershon, Los Angeles

• Salomon Brothers, Inc., New York

• Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, Los Angeles

• Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Los Angeles

• Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP, Foothill Ranch

• Snell & Wilmer LLP, Phoenix

• Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Los Angeles

• Stephan Oringer Richman & Theodora, Costa Mesa & Los Angeles

• Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Newport Beach

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, FL

• Toshiba America Information Systems, Irvine

• Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson, LLP, Tarzana

• White & Case LLP, New York

• Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, Los Angeles & Newark

• Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

• Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., Dallas

• Winston & Strawn LLP, New York


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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 07:53:20 PM »
I posted a similiar thread to Ninja's.  Why was mine deleted? 

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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 08:21:34 PM »
I posted a similiar thread to Ninja's.  Why was mine deleted? 

Sure it just didn't post right? This site sucks on getting posts in sometimes.
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Re: Cooley or Whittier?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009, 09:30:49 PM »
hello allaboutlydia, I have to correct you due to the fact that you are wrong. You said below that Whittier does not accept students without a bachelors degree. You are wrong. Whittier does in fact accept students withouta  bachelors degree. Here is the link to the facts taken from whittier's website itself. http://www.law.whittier.edu/pstudents/admissions/admissions.html#special
Also, I am going to repost what you posted below. You said "Please research your facts before posting inaccurate information." There you go, maybe you should do your own research before you post inaccurate information.  ;)


I don't anything about Cooley but it's untrue that Whittier accepts students without degrees. You must have a degree and have taken the LSAT to apply and get accepted to Whittier.  There was no scandal involving dismissing most of the student body.  Please research your facts before posting inaccurate information.  Now for some facts:

1.  Whittier is the oldest fully accredited ABA law schools in Orange County
2.  More than 80% of Whittier Grads have passed the bar in 2008
3.  Whittier Grads have the highest starting salary of OC law schools
4.  Here's a list of firms that have hired Whittier graduates: