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Re: Cooley

Postby beachbum » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:23 pm

retake wrote:retake


I lol'd. Somehow the username/avatar makes it much, much better.

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Re: Cooley

Postby retake » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:46 pm

beachbum wrote:
retake wrote:retake


I lol'd. Somehow the username/avatar makes it much, much better.


I'm just surprised someone hasn't taken it already. :wink:

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Re: Cooley

Postby DeeCee » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:54 pm

"Retake" is your name? Are you alting?

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Re: Cooley

Postby esq » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:29 am

DubPoker wrote:edit: I honestly thought it was too awesome to not have been posted already, but I have not seen it and I've been lurking for a while


Don't worry about it, when you post your own rankings because you claim that an outside ranking system lacks "objectivity," and then you rank your tier 4 school (12) above:

14. University of California-Los Angeles
16. University of Pennsylvania
18. Stanford University
20. University of California-Berkeley
27. Duke University
31. University of Chicago
43. Vanderbilt University
45. Cornell Law School

It never gets old. Honestly, I laugh every time I see this. Thanks.

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Re: Cooley

Postby NoJob » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:53 pm

serdog wrote:you need a lest 143 for full time but part time you only need and index of 91 which would be a min of 127 with a 4.33 if you pick restricted part time you would need a 123 with a GPA of 4.33 so 123 is the floor at Cooley
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Isn't a 123 basically just slightly above the bare minimum score possible?

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Re: Cooley

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:57 pm

Applicants who are offered admission after completion of the qualifying program may choose to attend classes at three of Cooley's four campuses: Lansing, Auburn Hills, or Grand Rapids. Students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours for the first two semesters. Participation in academic support programs is required.



where is the 4th campus? are they expanding again??

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Re: Cooley

Postby NoJob » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:00 pm

northwood wrote:
Applicants who are offered admission after completion of the qualifying program may choose to attend classes at three of Cooley's four campuses: Lansing, Auburn Hills, or Grand Rapids. Students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours for the first two semesters. Participation in academic support programs is required.



where is the 4th campus? are they expanding again??


Ann Arbor as if they have a chance at going against U of M.

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Re: Cooley

Postby traehekat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:01 pm

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what Cooley curves to? B? B-?

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Re: Cooley

Postby dr123 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:02 pm

NoJob wrote:
northwood wrote:
Applicants who are offered admission after completion of the qualifying program may choose to attend classes at three of Cooley's four campuses: Lansing, Auburn Hills, or Grand Rapids. Students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours for the first two semesters. Participation in academic support programs is required.



where is the 4th campus? are they expanding again??


Ann Arbor as if they have a chance at going against U of M.


most um grads don't practice in a2. Though the legal market in a2 is pretty fucked so i doubt cooley grads do either

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Re: Cooley

Postby NoJob » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:04 pm

traehekat wrote:Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what Cooley curves to? B? B-?


I dont know the answer. But neither grade will give you a chance at a law job in Michigan. Frankly, the Cooley degree in general will ensure your resume's prompt placement in the recycling bin.

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Re: Cooley

Postby traehekat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:09 pm

NoJob wrote:
traehekat wrote:Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what Cooley curves to? B? B-?


I dont know the answer. But neither grade will give you a chance at a law job in Michigan. Frankly, the Cooley degree in general will ensure your resume's prompt placement in the recycling bin.


Actually was able to find it on NALP. 2.7 if anyone is curious, which is between a B and B- at Cooley.

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Re: Cooley

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:27 pm

traehekat wrote:
NoJob wrote:
traehekat wrote:Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what Cooley curves to? B? B-?


I dont know the answer. But neither grade will give you a chance at a law job in Michigan. Frankly, the Cooley degree in general will ensure your resume's prompt placement in the recycling bin.


Actually was able to find it on NALP. 2.7 if anyone is curious, which is between a B and B- at Cooley.

That's 2.7 at graduation. Considering their double-digit attrition rate, I'm guessing 1L classes are curved below that.

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Re: Cooley

Postby thegor1987 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:33 pm

I would never go to Cooley and it's easy to rag on the school on an Internet forum but I'm sure that there are some cool people and personalities at that school nonetheless.

Hell, with the Cooley reputation behind your back there's a lot of pressure to be on top of your game

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Re: Cooley

Postby thegor1987 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:35 pm

beachbum wrote:
retake wrote:retake


I lol'd. Somehow the username/avatar makes it much, much better.


This man came upon great fortune with the name 'retake'

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Re: Cooley

Postby traehekat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:04 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
traehekat wrote:
NoJob wrote:
traehekat wrote:Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what Cooley curves to? B? B-?


I dont know the answer. But neither grade will give you a chance at a law job in Michigan. Frankly, the Cooley degree in general will ensure your resume's prompt placement in the recycling bin.


Actually was able to find it on NALP. 2.7 if anyone is curious, which is between a B and B- at Cooley.

That's 2.7 at graduation. Considering their double-digit attrition rate, I'm guessing 1L classes are curved below that.


Ah, yes. Good call.

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Re: Cooley

Postby flcath » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:33 pm

traehekat wrote:Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what Cooley curves to? B? B-?

B-

which is a 2.5, b/c they use a minus-only system

Edit: this is for the 1L year

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Re: Cooley

Postby flcath » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:43 pm

nealric wrote:
Fourth, its rankings that it uses is frankly no more bogus than that ranking used by USNWR. Who is to say that Cooley's rankings aren't more valid?


As much as I love the Cooley rankings for the fact that they place my alma matter ahead of Yale, you have got to be kidding. Do you really think that "number of chairs in the library" is a more valid metric than a survey of what judges and lawyers think of the school?

No, but that isn't much of the USNWR rankings either. You just cited my favorite component of the USNews rubric (along with LSAT), and the ONLY one I actually care about directly.

Notably: I do not give two shits about what other law professors think of the law professors at my school, based (presumably) on the law review articles that they write to each other. Nor do I understand why any student would care about this.

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Re: Cooley

Postby TJISMYHERO » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:02 pm

flcath wrote:
nealric wrote:
Fourth, its rankings that it uses is frankly no more bogus than that ranking used by USNWR. Who is to say that Cooley's rankings aren't more valid?


As much as I love the Cooley rankings for the fact that they place my alma matter ahead of Yale, you have got to be kidding. Do you really think that "number of chairs in the library" is a more valid metric than a survey of what judges and lawyers think of the school?

No, but that isn't much of the USNWR rankings either. You just cited my favorite component of the USNews rubric (along with LSAT), and the ONLY one I actually care about directly.

Notably: I do not give two shits about what other law professors think of the law professors at my school, based (presumably) on the law review articles that they write to each other. Nor do I understand why any student would care about this.


Are you trying to say you go to Cooley?

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Re: Cooley

Postby flcath » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:14 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:
flcath wrote:
nealric wrote:
Fourth, its rankings that it uses is frankly no more bogus than that ranking used by USNWR. Who is to say that Cooley's rankings aren't more valid?


As much as I love the Cooley rankings for the fact that they place my alma matter ahead of Yale, you have got to be kidding. Do you really think that "number of chairs in the library" is a more valid metric than a survey of what judges and lawyers think of the school?

No, but that isn't much of the USNWR rankings either. You just cited my favorite component of the USNews rubric (along with LSAT), and the ONLY one I actually care about directly.

Notably: I do not give two shits about what other law professors think of the law professors at my school, based (presumably) on the law review articles that they write to each other. Nor do I understand why any student would care about this.

Are you trying to say you go to Cooley?

No. I actually care greatly about what lawyers and judges (read: employers) think of my degree, and was making the point that that criterion is really the only intrinsically relevant (from the law students' perspective) one in the USNWR metric.

Unfortunately for Cooley-ites, this factor does not weigh in their favor, either... thus the resort to library square footage, chairs, closets, staff, toilets, etc.

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Re: Cooley

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:19 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:
flcath wrote:
nealric wrote:
Fourth, its rankings that it uses is frankly no more bogus than that ranking used by USNWR. Who is to say that Cooley's rankings aren't more valid?


As much as I love the Cooley rankings for the fact that they place my alma matter ahead of Yale, you have got to be kidding. Do you really think that "number of chairs in the library" is a more valid metric than a survey of what judges and lawyers think of the school?

No, but that isn't much of the USNWR rankings either. You just cited my favorite component of the USNews rubric (along with LSAT), and the ONLY one I actually care about directly.

Notably: I do not give two shits about what other law professors think of the law professors at my school, based (presumably) on the law review articles that they write to each other. Nor do I understand why any student would care about this.





Are you trying to say you go to Cooley?


And so the big gay cooley witch hunt continues.

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Re: Cooley

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:22 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
TJISMYHERO wrote:
flcath wrote:As much as I love the Cooley rankings for the fact that they place my alma matter ahead of Yale, you have got to be kidding. Do you really think that "number of chairs in the library" is a more valid metric than a survey of what judges and lawyers think of the school?

No, but that isn't much of the USNWR rankings either. You just cited my favorite component of the USNews rubric (along with LSAT), and the ONLY one I actually care about directly.

Notably: I do not give two shits about what other law professors think of the law professors at my school, based (presumably) on the law review articles that they write to each other. Nor do I understand why any student would care about this.





Are you trying to say you go to Cooley?


And so the big gay cooley witch hunt continues.[/quote]

Those communists can be right around the corner. You should have your eyes on the lookout!

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Re: Cooley

Postby stintez » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:28 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:
stintez wrote:this thread is lame and full of duche douche bags or and idoits idiots.


We've been waiting for you.

I do not and would not ever go to Cooley. I was bored at work and wanted to see how long it took for simple spelling errors to get thrased and bashed on TLS. :| ! Ps sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread.

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Re: Cooley

Postby traehekat » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:39 pm

I'm not one for shitting on schools (especially schools that already get shit on a lot), but apparently if you are a student and Cooley and you want to review your old exams with your professor, it costs you $10 to get a copy of the blue book. Never heard of something like this. Is it normal to charge students to review exams?

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Re: Cooley

Postby DeeCee » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:44 pm

traehekat wrote:I'm not one for shitting on schools (especially schools that already get shit on a lot), but apparently if you are a student and Cooley and you want to review your old exams with your professor, it costs you $10 to get a copy of the blue book. Never heard of something like this. Is it normal to charge students to review exams?


damn, thought this thread was dead. LOL about the $10 thing, I would think you'd never have to pay to review an exam, but I'm a 0L.

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Re: Cooley

Postby Aqualibrium » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:44 pm

traehekat wrote:I'm not one for shitting on schools (especially schools that already get shit on a lot), but apparently if you are a student and Cooley and you want to review your old exams with your professor, it costs you $10 to get a copy of the blue book. Never heard of something like this. Is it normal to charge students to review exams?


Your school just hides the cost in "facility fees."




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