Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

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tj1320
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Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby tj1320 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:16 am

I don't get it. There are several students that have scored 160+ on the LSAT and they are attending Cooley. I don't understand why they would do that unless they have a full ride through school. Wouldn't the reputation of the school sort of negate that perk?

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:17 am

Not everyone visits TLS. Perhaps others have an established life (family etc) in Lansing.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:20 am

Wow, two Cooley threads in one day. Fortunately, Cooley threads are totally interesting and original and in no way hint at a deep insecurity on the part of the person starting the thread.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:56 am

tj1320 wrote:I don't understand why they would do that unless they have a full ride through school.
You get an automatic full tuition scholarship with an LSAT of 163 or higher.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby ATR » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:59 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Fortunately, Cooley threads are totally interesting and original and in no way hint at a deep insecurity on the part of the person starting the thread.

What about those of us who post in the thread?

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby Stonewall » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:02 am

ATR wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Fortunately, Cooley threads are totally interesting and original and in no way hint at a deep insecurity on the part of the person starting the thread.

What about those of us who post in the thread?


completely normal

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby ahduth » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:56 am

Stonewall wrote:
ATR wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Fortunately, Cooley threads are totally interesting and original and in no way hint at a deep insecurity on the part of the person starting the thread.

What about those of us who post in the thread?


completely normal


Checking in.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby AlphaIncipiens » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:26 am

To be fair, I feel like a lot of non Tier 1 schools are increasingly all about networking to find a job. If you live in Michigan, know people here ( have connections), want to stay in Michigan and have a full-ride at Cooley lined up...might not be the worst plan in an uncertain economy.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby tj1320 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:17 am

So, you guys are basically saying that it is possible to be a good attorney even if you go to Cooley? I thought maybe Cooley's faculty or curriculum somehow gave students a major disadvantage compared to those attending a school like U of Michigan.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby thecilent » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:22 am

tj1320 wrote:So, you guys are basically saying that it is possible to be a good attorney even if you go to Cooley? I thought maybe Cooley's faculty or curriculum somehow gave students a major disadvantage compared to those attending a school like U of Michigan.

:roll:

Edit: btw, you really need to retake. Like being serious.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby tj1320 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:58 am

LOL I did. Anyway, I just wanted to know why someone who is gifted would choose Cooley when they could go to a much more reputable school if they wanted to. I'm here because I simply could not get in anywhere else. From the Cooley threads I have read on this board, I am glad that I already have a job secured after I graduate.

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Re: Why Choose COOLEY With High LSAT?

Postby rww830872 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:04 pm

I got a 163 on my LSAT and am a 1L at Cooley. The reason why I chose Cooley over my other offers was because of the full ride scholarship. The highest ranking school I got accepted to was Hofstra with a 25% scholarship with the stipulation that I was in the top 30% of my class. I was seriously considering taking that offer but my undergrad GPA wasn't good and I had been out of school for 3 years and wasn't very confident in my abilities to be able to handle the rigors of law school.

Cooley is not the joke that everyone on the outside claims that it is. But I have to admit, the stupid ranking system that they hawk gives them an awful reputation and they need to knock it off. It makes me feel like an idiot going to a school that makes such rediculous claims.




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