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Congrats kid. Go to the program if and only it's your only option. My advice? Buy a book or audiobook on how to sell yourself, how to negotiate, and a magazine about fashion/hygiene. Learn to shake hands firmly, and you'll be climbing the ranks in no time.
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Zojirushi wrote:hjr999 wrote:Buy a book or audiobook on how to sell yourself, how to negotiate, and a magazine about fashion/hygiene. Learn to shake hands firmly, and you'll be climbing the ranks in no time.
I also like the assumption that no one on here has any clue what the real legal profession is like haha
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Grantee: Thomas Cooley Law School
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Project Title: Professional Exploration Program: Increasing the Enrollment and Success of Students Who are Underrepresented in Law School
Amount Funded: $277,000
Category: Direct services to students and families; Education research
Award Year: FY 2007
Through TG funding, the grantee expanded its pilot program, called the Professional Exploration Program (PEP). A law school qualification program, PEP is based on skills instruction, performance on a substantive law test, and student self-evaluation of their "fitness" to study the law. Twelve hours of skills training, nine hours of substantive law instruction, and academic and career testing are the major components of the program. Participants are evaluated by a PEP governing committee and accepted or not accepted into the law school based on their performance at PEP. Students considered for PEP are those who applied to the Law School and do not meet the criteria for regular or alternative admission. TG funding accelerated the law school's ability to give access to more underrepresented students.
OP: Does this mean you'd likely pay sticker at Cooley if you got in? If so, be very, very careful. I understand if you want to go to law school no matter what, but it would probably behoove you to retake the LSAT and apply to new schools next year. I'm pretty certain that Cooley has a horrible forced attrition rate, too, which should factor into your decision. Good luck!
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LSATfromNC wrote:bbmela wrote:So has anyone attended Cooley's PEP program? I'm going to be doing it in 3 weeks. I was curious as to what to expect.
Either way, there's virtually no chance that this ends with a constructive thread.
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Oli wrote:darknightbegins wrote:llawguru wrote:PEP program is for those who can't score above 143 on the LSAT. Thus Cooley rejected them and are making them take this program to be considered for admission.
Bumping this thread 1 month later is an ultimate fail
Sorry man just couldn't believe it.
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I understand this is top law school forum but, still, have some consideration and class. Not everyone could attend the best schools. Not everyone had mommy and daddy bankroll them for tutors and LSAT classes. Not everyone came from a family of doctors and lawyers. Everyone needs to cool off with the snobbery. 5 or 10 years from now, nobody is going to care what you got on the LSAT or where you attended law school. It'll only matter if whether or not you pass the BAR and are a certified lawyer. I highly doubt that 4 years from now, the same people ridiculing OP are going to even remember TLS, let alone trolling on it. Grow up!
Law school is temporary. Class is permanent.
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whataboutbahb wrote:I agree elitism=lame. But unrealistic optimism is just as bad. Like it or not, prestige matters in the legal world.
Not to the extent of, "you can't land big law unless you go to HYS and are in the top 10%" or "you have a 3.5/165? You're going to have to settle for a T30". Yes, where you go to school can matter but I feel that people on this board, especially the wet-behind-the-ears 0Ls, take it too far in judging/ridiculing people's lives. Who are they to say who can achieve what?
I'm also fairly certain that, after your first job, a law school's name really doesn't matter.
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