The rankings are obviously somewhat accurate yes Harvard is better than GGU they got it right! I already knew that the sky is blue maybe someone should pay me for that statement. The rankings are not worthless I just think outside out of the elite schools they are. Like the example of a football player transferring from San Jose State to Florida International University because FIU was 68th in the nation and San Jose State was 92. At either school you are going to play football and you tackle people, lift weights, run, play games, have coaches etc. If the player wanted to be in San Jose from reason he should football at San Jose if the guy wanted to live in Miami he should play at FIU. The rankings of 68 and 92 are irrelevant the guy will be good at football, but not an elite athlete that got recruited by USC or something. Just like at any law school you are going to read, get called on, take exams. At Santa Clara or Hofstra you will do those exact things. If the person wants to live in San Jose go to Santa Clara if they want to live in Long Island go to Hofstra if Santa Clara is 72 and Hofstra is 92. Now if the person gets into Yale then f'it go to New Haven that will open unlimited doors. The difference between Santa Clara and Hofstra though doesn't really matter. Regional rankings they might matter, but even then they screw people I know 3 people that transferred from GGU to USF and Santa Clara technically higher ranked, but they are working with their people from their 1L section from GGU. They lost scholarship money they could have kept had they stayed at GGU. Santa Clara and USF got them the same places that GGU got the transfers, except the people at GGU have less debt. The transfers can say they graduted from the 88th best school instead of the 111th, but at the end of the day who cares. If you transferred into Stanford or Berkley then yea do it, but even regionally the rankings are pretty irrelevant.
I honestly do love the fact that they have their own rankings. I think it is an awesome slap in the face to the U.S. News ranking which literally has as much merit as Cooley's system does. In fact Cooley's actually is a better formula, because at least they do use objective standards even if it is the amount of chairs a school has at least that is measurable.
Quote from: bigs5068 on May 03, 2010, 09:03:56 PMI honestly do love the fact that they have their own rankings. I think it is an awesome slap in the face to the U.S. News ranking which literally has as much merit as Cooley's system does. In fact Cooley's actually is a better formula, because at least they do use objective standards even if it is the amount of chairs a school has at least that is measurable. Personally, I feel it would have been a slap in the face if Cooley's acceptance rate was not so high and the average LSAT score being 149 and the average UGPA being 2.9. I could have gotten into Cooley's law school straight out of High School.
When those numbers were pointed out that your school was sub-standard and not in the top 50, how did you take it? Don't over embellish such a low-ranked school and act as though you are better than me. From what I can see, you aren't, as you had no other options outside of Cooley. To further illustrate this point, if a school in the top 30 had admitted you to their program you would have immediately went to one of them. Of course being a soldier is great and all, but you are clearly thinking about your future as a lawyer, and a free ride at a top-30 law school would have been great and you would have taken it. Your school is being paid for by the service you did for your country. However, you didn't cut it for one of the top 30. In conclusion, please stop using "fetus" to insult me as it is something you should not do as I do not deserve such putrid insults against me. P.S. that is your school's statistics. That is how it works unfortunately. http://www.cooley.edu/prospective/requirements.html/done
Oh my god 2.9 and a 149 could not be done out of high school that just shows how f'ing ignorant you are. Believe it or not the majority of undergraduates do not get 2.9's a lot of people actually struggle through undergrad if you get 150 you did better than 50% of the population with a bachelor's degree who were ambitious enough to go to law school. Getting into any ABA school is a difficult and you can't get out of high school. You are probably really academically inclined good for you that doesn't mean that someone who goes to Cooley is an idiot. I bet you can't dunk a basketball and I can. So your obviously 400 pounds overweight and ready to die of a heart attack, because I can dunk a basketball and you can't. I am sure you are fine physically in reality and you know what not everyone can get a 170 on their LSAT and not everyone can dunk a basketball. Getting a 150 on your LSAT does not mean your an idiot believe or not a lot of people are not capable of doing it. Shut your damn mouth and get a clue about real life and stop telling yourself your better for doing well on a multiple choice test.
Yes people should do research, entering law school is a scary experience 100K and 3 years of time and I see people talking out of their a** about tier 4's and that they kick out half the class and nobody ever gets a job and that is just not the case. Nobody has been kicked out of my section yet and the reason for high attrition is transfers, which I understand if you can transfer to Stanford or Hastings it will open more doors than GGU. Santa Clara and USF really won't open that many more doors and it is certainly not worth passing up scholarship money to go to those schools over GGU that is just my opinion.