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Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby Cavalier » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:08 pm

This has to be a joke, right?

http://www.cooley.edu/newsevents/2011/080811_cooley_opens_tampa_campus.html

Thomas M. Cooley Law School wrote:August 8, 2011

Thomas M. Cooley Law School to Open New Campus in Tampa Bay

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School announced today that the American Bar Association's (ABA) Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar accepted the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee to acquiesce in the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s application to open a Tampa Bay-area campus in Riverview, Florida. The Tampa Bay campus has also been approved by the Higher Learning Commission and the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education.

The Tampa Bay campus will begin offering evening classes in May 2012, followed by morning classes in September 2012, and afternoon classes in January 2013. The implementation will follow the same pattern as at the School's other campuses, rolling out the standard curriculum over a three-year period. All Cooley students will be eligible to attend classes at the Tampa Bay campus.

Tampa Bay comprises a little over 4,000,000 residents, but is home to only one law school. Florida represents Cooley's largest alumni location outside Michigan, and Florida provides about 6% of our applicants and 5% of our incoming students each year. The School also has an active externship program in the state.

In addition to its large alumni base of 886 graduates throughout Florida, Cooley has had a growing presence in the Tampa Bay area through its Service to Soldiers: Legal Assistance Referral Program, which recently expanded to Florida in January. The ABA's Military Pro Bono Project and the Hillsborough County Bar Association joined together with Cooley to offer a complimentary training program aimed at preparing local attorneys to represent members of the military in legal issues ranging from child custody concerns to housing rental disputes.

Cooley, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Michigan educational corporation, has acquired a 130,000 square-foot facility in Riverview, comparable in size to its current campus in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Renovations and staffing details are expected to be finalized in the coming weeks. The facility will accommodate the approximately 700 students who are expected to attend.

Professor Jeffrey L. Martlew, a former Michigan circuit court judge, has been designated as the Associate Dean for the Tampa Bay campus. Associate Dean Martlew explained that the new campus in Tampa Bay will cater to an underserved sector of law students, particularly part-time students and minority populations, but will provide Cooley’s full-time program as well.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby GNW » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:13 pm

Oh no. Barry is screwed.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby psm11 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:22 pm

jesus christ

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:24 pm

What exactly is the ABA's job again?

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Postby 071816 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:25 pm

Helmholtz wrote:What exactly is the ABA's job again?

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby bruss » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:27 pm

Should I ed...I would love to stay close to home

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:29 pm

what the fuck ABA?

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:30 pm

what the fuck is this i don't even

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Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:31 pm

Paves the way for Georgetown San Jose.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby scrowell » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:32 pm

Seems like an odd time to be expanding. I thought the # of LSAT takers went way down...

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:33 pm

scrowell wrote:Seems like an odd time to be expanding. I thought the # of LSAT takers went way down...


Buy low, sell high.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:34 pm

scrowell wrote:Seems like an odd time to be expanding. I thought the # of LSAT takers went way down...

There's still a huge number of test takers with credentials too shitty to get them into any law school, so for those schools willing to scrape the bottom of the barrel (most of the TTTT) there's not going to be a shortage of applicants any time soon.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby Grizz » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:36 pm

Should I go to Nova Southeastern or Cooley Law?

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby scrowell » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:40 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
scrowell wrote:Seems like an odd time to be expanding. I thought the # of LSAT takers went way down...

There's still a huge number of test takers with credentials too shitty to get them into any law school, so for those schools willing to scrape the bottom of the barrel (most of the TTTT) there's not going to be a shortage of applicants any time soon.


Yeah that's probably true. I guess their acceptance rate will just jump from like 80% to 90% or so.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby scrowell » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:40 pm

NYC Law wrote:
scrowell wrote:Seems like an odd time to be expanding. I thought the # of LSAT takers went way down...


Buy low, sell high.


I taught them that one.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby minnbills » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:41 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:There's still a huge number of test takers with credentials too shitty to get them into any law school, so for those schools willing to scrape the bottom of the barrel (most of the TTTT) there's not going to be a shortage of applicants any time soon.


Hey, it's big business.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby blurbz » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:43 pm

Public Service Announcement:

Remember to be careful about what you say. If you say anything negative about them, they'll sue you. (But they won't use Cooley lawyers to do it!)

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby socraticmethodman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:45 pm

(facepalm)

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby Cavalier » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:49 pm

Helmholtz wrote:What exactly is the ABA's job again?

To drive down doc review wages and create new opportunities in academia, of course!

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:51 pm

This is a serious disaster for Florida. Florida already has one of the worst legal markets in the country and 11 law schools (most of which are TTTT with no 'great' law schools). Why would the ABA allow this?????????? Can we just petition to have the AMA assume all duties and responsibilities of the ABA?

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:54 pm


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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby richie222 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:56 pm

what is the real problem here? the fact that cooley is opening a second law school or the fact that there are a boatload of people willing to shell out huge amounts of money to go there, even when they know (if they did even minimal research they have to know) the reputation of the school.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:01 pm

richie222 wrote:what is the real problem here? the fact that cooley is opening a second law school or the fact that there are a boatload of people willing to shell out huge amounts of money to go there, even when they know (if they did even minimal research they have to know) the reputation of the school.


This isn't their second schools - they have like four or five satellites in Michigan. I know people are will consumers, but goddamn this is terrible.

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Re: Wow, Cooley has a sense of humor

Postby beach_terror » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:08 pm

Whatever, it's not like people that attend these schools are actually in the running for meaningful jobs anyway. Yeah it's fucked up, but as long as they aren't taking my jerbs.




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