I am finishing my undergrad education in May, so I am currently deciding what school to attend now that my acceptance letters have returned. I have some questions about Cooley, because it seems like the best option for my current personal circumstance, even though I was accepted to MSU law, Indiana U law, and Wayne State. My husband and I are expecting out first child in June, and he works in the Grand Rapids area. (With the current economic state of Michigan, the fact that he has a decent job right out of college is a big deal.). Since we are having the baby, Cooley's part time program appeals to me because I can still raise my child through its infancy, but also attend school. Also, my husband and I will not have to move or look for new jobs. Furthermore, my academic credentials will qualify me for a large scholarship; and money will be tight the first few years.
However, there is a lot of hostility on this board about Cooley. I am wondering if attending Cooley is worth it? Would I be better off working for a few years, then attending one of the other law schools that accepted me? I would like to get my legal education now, but I am worried that a degree from Cooley won't get me a job. I have always been a successful student, can I still do well at Cooley and get employed? I know some firms won't even consider Cooley graduates, but I am not looking for a job in a top firm. Help?