Of course they do. If you go to Harvard you will have an easier time getting a job as an attorney from there. If you are 7'9 you will have an easier shot at getting into the NBA than a guy that is 6'2. If you are a math genius you will have a better shot at becoming a rocket scientist of course some people have it easier than others and Harvard is better than Cooley. I am pretty sure nobody is going to dispute that. If you go to Cooley as the OP did I would think he should have realized he was going to have a harder time finding a job than a Harvard Grad. If he didn't know that then I don't know what to say.
To address other comments - yes, some Harvard law grads ARE having difficulty finding work.
Quote from: cvtheis on May 08, 2010, 10:53:54 AMTo address other comments - yes, some Harvard law grads ARE having difficulty finding work. Was this directed toward me? Because all I said was that lots of Harvard grads do not have it hard, not all Harvard grads.
so your simple mind is confused why after saying "its not true" someone would reply "it is true and here is why"?Ain't that hard man, it may seem that way for you, but it shouldnt be. Quote from: baby lawyer on May 09, 2010, 08:27:44 AMQuote from: cvtheis on May 08, 2010, 10:53:54 AMTo address other comments - yes, some Harvard law grads ARE having difficulty finding work. Was this directed toward me? Because all I said was that lots of Harvard grads do not have it hard, not all Harvard grads.
Yes Taco Bell. I am sure every Cooley Graduate works at Taco Bell. I went to an interview not long ago and a recent Cooley Graduate was working at a firm! Shocking right!! Law school is not a guarntee and neither is computer science or an MBA. If you know something that is some guaranteed road to success please let me know! Honestly, otherwise we are all stuck with taking a risk, which is what education is. Maybe just getting a law degree from a good school is not enough. Did you personally every work before you started law school or did you simply go to undergard and never have a job and then went to law school and never worked? If that is the case a lot of employers would be hesitant to hire someone with no REAL WORLD experience. Believe it or not school is nothing like the real world.
If you graduate from Cooley, not only will you be jobless (working the night shift at Taco Bell doesn't count), but it will be a big sh*tstain on your resume because the school is the laughingstock of the legal profession, especially amongst younger lawyers. I think that's unfair (especially after seeing how many less-than-stellar people end up at T14s) but it's how it is.
Let's be fair: if you're a recent graduate from a T14 school, you don't really know what effect a Cooley degree on your resume will have.