Cooley Grad, let it rip.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Skye » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:13 pm

Cooleytruthsayer wrote:Recent Cooley grad here. Want good, bad, or just reality? Pop a question.


Attending Cooley is the result of having a [very] low gpa/lsat? I take it that a student with a 160 LSAT and decent GPA is nowhere to be found at Cooley ... yes/no?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Cooleytruthsayer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:14 pm

Cobretti wrote:With the decreased applicants primarily affecting lower ranked schools like Cooley, how serious is the administration taking it? Does anyone talk about the school actually closing if it gets much worse?

They are planning to merge with Western Michigan University.

The theory is that since both are having financial issues, that the merger will somehow fix the problem for both.
(not even a joke, that is their plan)

They also think that if they change the name, it will somehow "erase the past lies spread by others that are attached to the name"

So at the end of the meeting, with remember the goal of escaping the Cooley name, what name do they pick as their #1 plan to change to?????
"Western Michigan Cooley School of Law" (again, not a joke..............it is that sad)

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Cooleytruthsayer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:16 pm

Skye wrote:
Cooleytruthsayer wrote:Recent Cooley grad here. Want good, bad, or just reality? Pop a question.


Attending Cooley is the result of having a [very] low gpa/lsat? I take it that a student with a 160 LSAT and decent GPA is nowhere to be found at Cooley ... yes/no?


They all claim to be, and I bet a few actually are, but you still have to ask yourself "why" they are REALLY there..............

There are people getting scholarships and people who needed to be on the 5 year plan to work, but they still end up on the same boat at the end. Employers don't care that you "could have gone to Harvard" they only care that you didn't.

And the fact that 160 is being pointed to as "good" says all that needs be said as well now doesn't it? (Any posters who are in a T1 feel free to tell us if you think 160 is worth bragging about)

My first instinct is to assume the poster is a too scared to tell the truth but still self righteous cooley student............but maybe not, who cares. Either way, it was a decent question, and there is your answer.

Oh, by the way, here is some more information that you may find interesting when thinking about the aforementioned topic.


LSAT Score Percentiles For the Top 15 Schools:
1.Yale:
25th percentile of accepted students: 170
75th percentile of accepted students: 177
2.Harvard:
25th percentile: 171
75th percentile: 176
3.Stanford:
25th percentile: 167
75th percentile: 172
4.Columbia:
25th percentile: 170
75th percentile: 175
5.New York University:
25th percentile: 170
75th percentile: 174
6.UC Berkeley:
25th percentile: 164
75th percentile: 169
7.University of Chicago:
25th percentile: 169
75th percentile: 173
8.University of Pennsylvania:
25th percentile: 166
75th percentile: 171
9.University of Michigan – Ann Arbor:
25th percentile: 167
75th percentile: 170
10.Duke University:
25th percentile: 166
75th percentile: 170
11.Northwestern University:
25th percentile: 166
75th percentile: 171
12.University of Virginia:
25th percentile: 165
75th percentile: 171
13.Cornell:
25th percentile: 166
75th percentile: 170
14.Georgetown:
25th percentile: 168
75th percentile: 172
15.UCLA:
25th percentile: 164
75th percentile: 169

Albeit an unofficial source
http://testprep.about.com/od/thelsat/f/GoodLSAT.htm
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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:27 pm

Cooleytruthsayer wrote:
Skye wrote:
Cooleytruthsayer wrote:Recent Cooley grad here. Want good, bad, or just reality? Pop a question.


Attending Cooley is the result of having a [very] low gpa/lsat? I take it that a student with a 160 LSAT and decent GPA is nowhere to be found at Cooley ... yes/no?


They all claim to be, and I bet a few actually are, but you still have to ask yourself "why" they are REALLY there..............

There are people getting scholarships and people who needed to be on the 5 year plan to work, but they still end up on the same boat at the end. Employers don't care that you "could have gone to Harvard" they only care that you didn't.

And the fact that 160 is being pointed to as "good" says all that needs be said as well now doesn't it? (Any posters who are in a T1 feel free to tell us if you think 160 is worth bragging about)


160 is TTT. Not worth bragging about at all. With employment stats as bad as they are for our profession, I don't even think a 165 is a good score. And I don't even officially have on record a score of at least 165 yet (hopefully I will in a month when my new score comes out).

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Cooleytruthsayer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:29 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
Cooleytruthsayer wrote:
Skye wrote:
Cooleytruthsayer wrote:Recent Cooley grad here. Want good, bad, or just reality? Pop a question.


Attending Cooley is the result of having a [very] low gpa/lsat? I take it that a student with a 160 LSAT and decent GPA is nowhere to be found at Cooley ... yes/no?


They all claim to be, and I bet a few actually are, but you still have to ask yourself "why" they are REALLY there..............

There are people getting scholarships and people who needed to be on the 5 year plan to work, but they still end up on the same boat at the end. Employers don't care that you "could have gone to Harvard" they only care that you didn't.

And the fact that 160 is being pointed to as "good" says all that needs be said as well now doesn't it? (Any posters who are in a T1 feel free to tell us if you think 160 is worth bragging about)


160 is TTT. Not worth bragging about at all. With employment stats as bad as they are for our profession, I don't even think a 165 is a good score. And I don't even officially have on record a score of at least 165 yet (hopefully I will in a month when my new score comes out).

I hope you do well man, I really do. Thanks for the feedback on the topic too, I agree.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby LSL » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:56 pm

OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby jkpolk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:50 pm

LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


how is this racist?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:55 pm

LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


+1. Although I just figure I am being sensitive. If it were really bad I assume he would inevitably get warned.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Bronte » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:56 pm

polkij333 wrote:
LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


how is this racist?


Some of the comments do seem to subtly pertain to black stereotypes. I got that vibe before LSL said anything. But I like OP so I figured we could give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:18 pm

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:18 pm

ty for taking qs bro

you made any good bros at Cooley?

what's the social scene like?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby jkpolk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:19 pm

Bronte wrote:
polkij333 wrote:
LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


how is this racist?


Some of the comments do seem to subtly pertain to black stereotypes. I got that vibe before LSL said anything. But I like OP so I figured we could give him the benefit of the doubt.


Huh? plenty of white people do all of those things - just because you're a racist doesn't mean OP is

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Bronte » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:25 pm

polkij333 wrote:Huh? plenty of white people do all of those things - just because you're a racist doesn't mean OP is


Don't accuse me of being a racist. It does not take a racist to recognize that someone might construe those comments as plays on racial stereotypes, especially after someone has just done exactly that. Like rad lulz said, I think it's oversensitivity, and I think OP's done some good posting ITT. But you're way out of line accusing me of being a racist.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:30 pm

polkij333 wrote:Huh? plenty of white people do all of those things - just because you're a racist doesn't mean OP is

Sure, but if someone was on a TV sitcom wearing (especially) a do-rag and saying "MMMMHHHHHMMM!", what race/ethnicity do you think they'd be? (Not commenting on OP - just saying that it's naive to say those aren't components of African American stereotypes.)

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby sublime » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:37 pm

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:38 pm

Yo OP, why not "just go solo"?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby kaiser » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:42 pm

LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


Why would it be racist to say (or imply) that, at Cooley, there are many African American students who unfortunately illustrate and perpetuate certain negative stereotypes of African American culture?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby LSL » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:52 pm

Bronte wrote:
polkij333 wrote:
LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


how is this racist?


Some of the comments do seem to subtly pertain to black stereotypes. I got that vibe before LSL said anything. But I like OP so I figured we could give him the benefit of the doubt.


I'm all for benefit of the doubt. But all of the above plus the zoo comment and I was starting to think this might be on the way to some sort of slow-troll thread. Carry on, OP I'm just saying it was starting to come across a certain way.

I've got a friend at Cooley. They're top of their class grade-wise, but they've pretty much realized employers often don't take their school very seriously. It sucks.
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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby LSL » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Wormfather wrote:
LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


Dude said it was a Jerry Springer type atmosphere. Say what you will but that show is equal opportunity. The situations mentioned and the way they were mentioned in now way pointed to blacks exclusively.

Your racist-dar is off, way off.


TBF, the jerry springer part was the only "not black stereotype" part. :lol: And only kinda, because, like you said, it's equal opportunity.

Alright, I'm done posting here. Just wanted to point that out.
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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:56 pm

Wormfather wrote:
LSL wrote:OP, it's cool that you're ripping on Cooley. But FWIW, you might want to take your complaints regarding the students out of the "they wear do-rags, wife-beaters, say "MMMMHHHHHMMM!" and all "look like they're on welfare"" realm. Frankly, we know what you're getting at and you're coming off a wee-bit racist.


Dude said it was a Jerry Springer type atmosphere. Say what you will but that show is equal opportunity. The situations mentioned and the way they were mentioned in now way pointed to blacks exclusively.

Your racist-dar is off, way off.


The "mmmhmm" and the "crack" comment definitely point towards some sort of black stereotyping. Not saying whether its good or bad but it's not way off like you claim.

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:57 pm

Stop derailing this thread with the racist/anti-racist bullshit. It's just the pot calling the kettle black....



(Shit now I'm racist...)

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:58 pm

Do students drop the Cooley bomb in conversation a lot? Like are they really proud, so that when people say "What do you do?" their response is "Oh yeah, I go to law school. At Thomas Cooley SoL." Or do they try to hide it because they're embarrassed of the name?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby sinfiery » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:05 am

So, like, how do people feel about the 150k+ debt their in?


Did students realize the employment prospects going in?
What salary do they expect to earn as a solo?

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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

Postby jas1503 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:24 pm

Good point.

Let it ride.
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Re: Cooley Grad, let it rip.

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