Cooley Law School Stadium

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Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby JayTal » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:12 pm

So the local news just broke a story I thought some of you would enjoy.

There's a minor league baseball team that plays down the road at Oldsmobile Park. Well, GM decided not to renew their naming rights and so the stadium's name was left up for grabs. So as of tomorrow, Oldsmobile Park will be called Cooley Law School Stadium. :lol:

I guess that's just another way to get your name out there/might help some people choose where to obtain their legal eduction. After all, their school now has a stadium named after them.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Vincent Vega » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:13 pm

lol :)

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Cleareyes » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:19 pm

It's a smart move. Not only do you get name recognition but finally a classroom big enough to comfortable hold a 5000 student Contracts class, for maximum profitability.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby JayTal » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:30 pm

Cleareyes wrote:It's a smart move. Not only do you get name recognition but finally a classroom big enough to comfortable hold a 5000 student Contracts class, for maximum profitability.


That made me lol a little

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Cleareyes » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:41 pm

Image

"Yes you in row GG seat 457. Do you think that there was valid consideration?"

At least you'll be able to purchase hot dogs and big gulps while the prof is lecturing about the UCC.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:45 pm

This reminds me of when Ameriquest Mortgage briefly sponsored Texas Ranger's ball park before the unfortunate realization spread throughout the world that they were one of the most corrupt sub-prime predatory lenders in the universe. LOL.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:42 am

I believe the Astros played on Enron Field until, well, you know.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:56 am

Cleareyes wrote:Image

"Yes you in row GG seat 457. Do you think that there was valid consideration?"

At least you'll be able to purchase hot dogs and big gulps while the prof is lecturing about the UCC.


Hey, not everyone can be a rich snob with the ability to get a box seat at Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium, but they deserve to watch live baseball too. You're just dumping on Cooley Stadium b/c it doesn't fit your shallow USNEWS definition of a "Top Baseball Stadium". I know for a fact that Cooley Stadium has more urinals per spectator and more square footage of concessions than Fenway Park, so it's obviously a superior facility.
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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:39 am

GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:I believe the Astros played on Enron Field until, well, you know.

Yeah, then it got renamed to Leavenworth Stadium. :lol:

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Na_Swatch » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:41 am

Leavenworth Stadium... chuckle chuckle. Corporations sure are intelligent aren't they?

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Honeysuckle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:59 pm

I wonder if Cooley Law will make "having a stadium named after you" an additional factor in their own (already) ridiculous rankings system ... :lol:

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:01 pm

Honeysuckle wrote:I wonder if Cooley Law will make "having a stadium named after you" an additional factor in their own (already) ridiculous rankings system ... :lol:

Bahahaha +1.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:10 pm

They'll turn it into their library. Adding that much library seating should allow them to leapfrog Yale, Columbia, and Northwestern, right into the 7 spot.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Honeysuckle » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:52 am

When will Cooley realize that the absurd "rankings" they release each year only hurts their reputation (and the employment prospects of their students)? The description of their methodology reads like something from The Onion. No wonder the school is a practically a punchline in the legal field.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby nycparalegal » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:31 pm

Is this really the best use of tuition dollars?

EDIT: Interesting comments from the article

With 3,600 students at campuses in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Auburn Hills and Ann Arbor, Mich., Cooley is the largest law school in the country and attracts a large number of part-time students. Cooley has been expanding steadily, but just keeping the student body at its present level requires getting its name out into the public, LeDuc said.

In addition to raising Cooley's profile, the arrangement creates opportunities for the school to use the stadium, located just four blocks from its flagship Lansing campus, to host events for students and alumni and maybe even for law firm recruiting and fundraisers. Reaction has largely been positive thus far, although some critics have questioned whether the money would be better spent on other projects, LeDuc said. The money boils down to about $135,000 a year.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby nealric » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:34 pm

Sometimes I wonder if the Cooley rankings are actually kind of genius.

I mean, what better way to undermine the credibility of rankings than to produce a ranking based on objective factors that places Thomas M. Cooley at #16?

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby nycparalegal » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:52 pm

nealric wrote:Sometimes I wonder if the Cooley rankings are actually kind of genius.

I mean, what better way to undermine the credibility of rankings than to produce a ranking based on objective factors that places Thomas M. Cooley at #16?


It's all about marketing. I've seen law schools market themselves using Leiter's rankings.

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:56 pm

I just checked the Cooley rankings for the first time today... the school actually went up to #12 from #16 (in 2008 ranking vs. the 2007 ranking). They rank themselves way higher than Berkeley, UChicago, and Cornell... I can see arguing for or creating an alternative ranking scheme, but better judgment is insulted when that scheme just so happens to put the school involved in creating the new rankings ridiculously higher than it is otherwise considered to place. After looking at the rankings I am coming to understand why Cooley gets so much ridicule... it's just not right IMO to pick criteria for ranking that apparently work disproportionately in (Cooley's) favor even if the current USNews ranking system needs to be revised...

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Re: Cooley Law School Stadium

Postby nealric » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:38 pm

the school actually went up to #12 from #16 (in 2008 ranking vs. the 2007 ranking).


Wow. I wonder how long they are going to play that game. Eventually they are just going to have to call themselves #1.




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