Found employment right away. Take this from someone who graduated from a great school and still know people who didn’t get jobs. #3 was some guy named Ralph Nader. I don’t see an easy way out of the downward spiral Cooley has leaped into. “If a student who did not do well on the LSAT really wants to be a lawyer, who are we to say they should not have the opportunity” Because by becoming State institutions they could keep tuition lower. At least they will have a life or spread their entrepreneurial wings. The Newest LSAT and GPA Medians – Class of 2021. I’m an oddball and don’t specifically want to work for a law firm and instead want to work for a Government Agency using my J.D. Jesus, that was the poorest attempt at trying to relay an intelligent thought. Saying it doesn’t matter where you go to law school is perhaps the most telling statement of how little you know about this subject. Do you enjoy your job? Or do I have to go Harvard or Columbia? Many investments that were considered valuable in 1999 are no longer valuable… just like beanie babies & pets.com stock, a degree from Cooley Law School simply isn’t worth as much in 2017. I did not graduate from the best engineering school, today I have people from Purdue, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, etc working for me. Consider, not everyone who graduates from law school wants to work at a large law firm – that’s not always the standard of success. What LSAT score do I need to get into Harvard Law School? Your article seems to be a regurgitation or compiled information. WMU Cooley was my first and only choice for law school. Do you know how to form a complete sentence? Your reputation of working hard and getting the job done is what counts. I didn’t score super high(156) with a 3.9 GPA and a great Resume but have had several top 25 schools offer as well but nothing near full tuition. These pass rates are pretty shocking. For example, going to an elite law school may not been that valuable if you want to practice patent law and you have solid undergraduate credentials – such as an electrical engineering degree. The good news is that, short of financial hardship, it is possible to find and apply to better and more reputable law schools. Earlier this month, Time magazine ran an extraordinary cover image with a big red X drawn over the number 2020. If you attend Cooley Law, you will succeed if you wish. That’s just one area and there are many many more opportunities you have no idea . Today we’re going to talk about the dark side of the industry. She did not bash businesses for attempting to sell LSAT products. If you have a choice between Michigan and Cooley I would pay the $20K per year because the odds of getting a good job out of Michigan are dramatically higher. My LSAT tutor was a U of M Law School graduate. I am in my 50’s. Also, do you really want to work in BIGLAW? Lets see: One of his hires is now a Public Defender – that is an amazing job for a Cooley grad as most could only dream of a public service job that pays $46k (while owing $250k). The best thing that could happen to you if you attend Cooley is failing out before you run up a tremendous amount of debt. 38% of Cooley Grads who took the Michigan bar exam in July 2018, statistically the worst entering class of law students in the history of American legal education at an ABA-Accredited law school, LSAT Takers Up in 2015-2016, Ending 5-Year Downturn, https://www.cooley.edu/faculty/john-rooney. Thereby living up to their mission of providing working class people access to the law. If a student who did not do well on the LSAT really wants to be a lawyer, who are we to say they should not have the opportunity. . Perhaps the DMV or Comcast customer service. Only 22 schools meet that definition among median debt and earnings. While Harvard, Yale, Columbia and a few others will open doors, once you get out of the top ten the benefit drops off quickly. I didn’t even know what LSAT stood for before I went to law school and it took me 6 months to find out the right way to say Prothonotary. Of course there is always the outlyer who makes the big bucks. These are statistics! And, as is true in my case, an undergraduate degree GPA does not reflect current academic prowess (my undergraduate GPA is 26 years old; my paralegal diploma GPA (10 years old) was significantly higher). So your proof of quality is the fictional ordinal ranking of your professor between two men at a college that he did not attend. Yes. December is shaping up to be the U.S.’s worst month of the pandemic by a significant margin, underscoring the urgency of the vaccine rollout … But, on the other hand, if your degree is from Cooley or from any one of about 50 or so schools that probably should not be accredited, your prospects are bleak. Would it be worth attending Cooley if I got a full scholarship? You don’t know all the answers. Given that even very low ranked schools generally try to take only students that perform better than average (about a 152), you can see how Cooley has committed themselves to scraping the very bottom of the applicant pool. I know several other attorneys who attended top 5 law schools. On the first day of orientation, someone said look to your left, then look to your right, at least one of you will not be here next year. (December 30, 2020 / Jewish Journal). Just sayin. I ended up starting my own law office, but closed that down after a year because I didn’t make enough to pay off my ungodly high student loans. In case you are wondering, close to 100% of those who attend law school want to secure full-time legal work. Best law firms for peer support 2020-21. Over 300,000 of you have read Josh’s post on how he got a 177 on the LSAT, tens of thousands of you have followed his LSAT prep book recommendations, thousands of you follow our LSAT study schedules every year, and hundreds of you have joined the LSAT Mastermind Group. It is honestly shocking that the ABA has allowed Cooley to keep its accreditation with bar passage rates as low as they already are. As for me, I ended up taking and passing MI, VA, DC, MD, & NC bars within 2 years of graduating, I started with a law firm in DC where the main partner was awful to work with and who filled positions with more incompetent morons than a trump rally. Is a SJD useful? The worst year in world history, by the way, was not even close, the panel said. Not taking anything away from those graduate’s school, but at that time we had about 78 out of 90 credits as requirements – I did not necessary want to take them all, but that was the program. I feel like only 50% of my class actually graduated. Interesting – I am a 1992 Thomas M. Cooley graduate – Passed the NY Bar the first time and found that when I was taking a NY bar review course – graduates from, what I believe the original author is advocating, “More Worthy Schools” were having a hard time with subjects that were required at Cooley. Thanks for the comment Andrew. A loser too. I understand what you are saying, but I don’t think you are understanding the greater point here. For instance, they admitted large classes and had high attrition rates. I have hired two Cooley grads, one of whom is now a public defender in Fresno County, the other in a solo practice in Oakland. If you are like myself and want to practice law for your own firm, who cares about the over-saturated economy for lawyers. I think it’s sad if someone goes to any law school, even Harvard, and thinks they are going to come out with an amazing job in this economy. I got a 144 on lsat…graduated cum lauded in two years…passed the bar first time…passed Nevada bar first time…and hit the ground running at my first job…Cooley was the only school that would take me because I am horrible at standardized tests…but I excelled…. Cause a simple Google will tell you acceptance rates and requirement for medical school of top 10 school. Jim Goad. A tight curve on a law school exam can mean very little different between an A and a C. I’m glad you did well, but the LSAT is used as the best determining factor of how students will do at their respective law schools. besides being a traditional, courtroom lawyer. It is the year that my oldest takes his disease seriously and pushes forward with treatment, submitting himself to monthly IVIGs that give him nausea and headaches. Tests were marked on a curve – so even if you received a decent grade on the exam, but most of the students taking the test did better, you may have failed. Since 2011, FIRE has named and shamed 65 individual colleges and universities as America’s worst for free speech. How are you bad at standardized tests when you passed the bar so easily? Really, Time Magazine? Have the leverage. Before I started lawschool I was fortunate enough to work at a large firm and a states attorneys office and both told me similar things. These bar pass rates are from 2016, which means that these students were accepted back when Cooley’s median LSAT score was a 145. I attended Cooley in 1991 after starting a company while I was an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut (class of 1990). Many graduates struggle to even pass the bar. As it stands, owing 200k in debt with low job prospects is a quick way to ruin the start of your career. The key, they are all good lawyers. If you’re just starting to think about law school, the best way to avoid this fate is to crush the LSAT. I finished both high school and undergrad a year early and like the option of graduating law school early. As such, Cooley was a good fit for mature working-class law students in central Michigan. Great article. She had to learn what she needed on her own after graduation. Cooley was cheap back when I attended, and the $2000 I lost in attending was the best $2000 lesson I ever had. I graduated on time, passed the bar exam on my first try, but could not get a job because I went to Cooley. In response, either you shrink class size and retain your standards, keeping incoming students GPA and LSAT numbers where they used to be, or you lower your admissions standards. “Your reputation of working hard and getting the job done is what counts.”. Or perhaps, more importantly, not be able to gain JD retired employment after law school. I am a graduate of Cooley. The answer is the same people who say if you did not do well on the MCAT you should not have an opportunity to be a doctor. You need to take your negative opinions to your grandmother. Unless you plan on working for a 500+ person firm, school doesn’t ultimately matter. You must have stroked out during your response, there, Sparky! Ask politely to speak to someone…make them say no to your face. It is up to the student himself to be honest with himself whether law school is for him I interviewed the school’s founder, Retired Judge Thomas Brennan in 1998 for a series I did in Law and Society and I asked him if he was concerned that there were too many lawyers. 2020 is the “Worst Year Ever?” I will take this year over any year before penicillin, indoor plumbing, electricity and regular trash collection. Why would any firm who has the choice not hire from a Top school? A J.D. Graduated from Cooley in 1992, Bird class. The key is that you need to look at your particular circumstances to determine whether Cooley or other law schools work. Cooley’s costs, while a shade lower than those of the highest ranked schools, are still enormously high. Some things below contain “fatherly advice”. Bear in mind that Cooley and schools like it do nearly everything in their power to obscure data about how poor employment prospects are for their graduates. If it was not for their low admission criteria, people like me would not have been able to pursue a career in law or related areas and have some affect on the world around us. Likewise, I have one acquaintance who attended a top 5 law school who got only 1 job offer when you looked for a job in Salt Lake City. I actually interviewed a couple of graduates who had made law review and in the 1990s were making in the low $20,000 range. As of Dec. 30, 2020, E-Comm had handled more than 1.7 million 911 calls. from the University of Chicago & 5 years of experience analyzing law school admissions trends. While you may be able to bumble along for a few years when you get out, you are doing your clients a disservice. I’ve spoken to thousands of students over the past couple years & I’ve never heard of anyone who has followed one of our LSAT study schedules & still ended up with an LSAT score so low that they couldn’t get into a better law school than Cooley. If things are already this bleak for the class of 2015, we’re going to see some truly awful outcomes for the Cooley Law School class of 2018 (which is “statistically the worst entering class of law students in the history of American legal education at an ABA-Accredited law school.”). At the end of the journey, the goal is to get a job in the legal profession. Take my advice and go to a law school that will actually benefit you. If you want to find some truly harsh invective about Cooley and schools like it, it will just take a little googling. But it’s not just the Internet meme machine that thinks 2020 was the worst year ever. These doom-sayers serve as an impetus to us to prove attitudes like this wrong. Rand Paul Is The Worst, Federal Judges Edition — See Also. Cooley will meet my needs perfectly , so maybe seek a safe space in additon seek counseling and put a romper on Jr…. It was no secret then that few Cooley grads ever got hired at large law firms. Necessary, but not sufficient. The worst thing you can do is spend your life doing something you hate. If you are using the late Supreme Court justice’s time at Princeton as an exemplar of how we should view Professor Rooney and Cooley then I find this troubling. Initially I intended to continue to work full-time and attend law school evenings and weekends. Any success I’ve had in the legal field I can credit to those professors, but that’s where anything positive I can say ends. One school, in particular, has sunk so low that we felt compelled to announce our pick for…. As another unfortunate Cooley grad (2005), I can confirm THIS is accurate…it’s almost as if there’s an unwritten rule that 1/3 of the class would get either an A or B, 1/3 would get a C and 1/3 D or F. If you were one of those C’s, you were on thin ice until your 2nd semester as a 2L where the grading seemed to level off. I graduated on time and passed the PA bar exam on my first try at it. Be the best. William Rehnquist did not graduate from Princeton. The problem is the vast majority do not. MR. Evans, One from either sitting judges change of venue is in If you’re willing to put in the work it’s very similar effort to pass the BAR the first time even from a school with such bad stats. And today, Cooley’s famous alum Michael Cohen is showing the world what he’s got. Around 20% do make the decision to drop out. 1) We never called Cooley Law School graduates losers, as you are quick to imply. Admissions standards have been in a free fall at Tier 4 law schools over the past few years. Many more Cooley grads, burdened with a mountain of non-dischargeable debt and no prospect of securing legal work, simply give up the hope of practicing law and move on to other things. Here is a comparison of 2014 admissions data with 2015. It is reckless to ignore these facts and fail to tell prospective students of the potential pitfalls. When Cynthia went to Cooley in 1992, that was almost 30 years ago. For the last year I can find it, 2013, it was a whopping $122,395.. Take it from my own experience and those of my classmates at a high ranked school: $122K is hard to pay off when you are making $160K your first year. The Bar and other licensing exams are content driven exams and while they do require analytical skill, you can study for them. I have a friend who also went to Uconn and attended Cooley, and he has become very successful and I have other friends who have attended better schools who make crappy livings and are not happy with the state of the law. By Vivia Chen | December 22, 2020 at 03:26 PM If you go to Cooley you have to go above and beyond what students from higher ranked ls’ will. Which Law Schools Have the Best and Worst Debt-to-Income Ratios Among Recent Graduates? I think that is where comments go astray. This site, and myself, are not trying to “bash” schools. And he is still in huge debt. Copyright Policy. Cooley had that in spades. I repeat: it is just not worth it. So, is there a chance that you could score low on the LSAT and then go on to do well at a top school? Law Review. My other option in Detroit is UD Mercy where I have been accepted into a dual degree program with Windsor Law in Canada. Professor Rooney graduated from the University of Illinois. Two of my classmates were practicing Physicians and another was a Veterinarian. Paying $60K more for a few spots higher ranking seems like a poor choice UNLESS one of those schools is in the area you want to work and place people in that location. The only benefit of graduating from Cooley is that I got a J.D., which allowed me to get a good job outside of practicing law. Although the Internet/WWW did not exist as it does today, there were still a number of resources available for research. I know most students do not pass the bar or find employment but a lot do. Cooley’s (already low) bar passage & employment rates are going to drop considerably lower once the 2018 numbers come out, making it even more difficult to attract even the most minimally qualified students. The #1 graduate from his class was one William Rehnquist. I was looking for a law school that would prepare me to pass the bar exam and offer opportunities for me to be “practice ready.” Cooley simply fit. For someone like me that had a great work effort, and wanted to get ahead in life, I applied to TM Cooley knowing that it was, even then, one of the last-chance schools that was accredited. I run my own very successful firm. Unless your rich Uncle is going to give you a job in his law firm, pass on Cooley. As mentioned, back when I attended, the focus of my education seemed to be practicing and not being taught for the Bar Exam – I learned how to take and pass the exam through study courses after graduating. So while you only had to worry about paying off ~$20,000 in debt, today’s graduates are now saddled with as much as $200,000+ in student loans. Another Cooley alumni here, although I had graduated back in the early-mid 1990s [No, I did not know Michael Cohen.]. Articles like this go a long way toward making it impossible for a Cooley grad to get a job because you portray the legal education at Cooley as frivolous and worthy of disdain. Why are you so upset? In fact I still play chess with my products liability prof who once played against Garry Kasparov. Certainly hope I couldn’t do this today! “What makes your opinion worth anything more than anyone else’s?”. Law Schools With The Best Debt-to-Income Ratios Among Recent Graduates (Nov. 25, 2019) Debt-To-Income Ratios Among The Top 14, 21 California, And 15 New York Law Schools (Dec. 10, 2019) Law Schools With The Worst Debt-to-Income Ratios Among Recent Graduates (Jan. 11, 2020) These firms are about making money for the partners – not you! Moreover, most of my evening classmates already had professional jobs. B. Professor Trotsky was a famous Wall Street lawyer who decided to teach. There was no new information other than the Michigan specific areas of law we needed to know. Of course there are exceptions, like with everything else, but it is difficult for the majority to find legal employment. Drive to the firm. The year 2020 has been the worst in the lives of pretty much everyone you know. When insulting someone – make sure you correct your spelling. I have seen plenty of BIGLAW burnouts and T6 graduates that were not very good lawyers. There is no content to study, you can only study the test methodology. Edit: I meant that everyone can get an “A” in my paragraph. They really just test your puzzle solving ability. (actually I went a step further and shredded my diploma and sent it to them because I want nothing to do with that school). Now that they appear to be unwilling to lower enrollment any further, they’ve resorted to slashing admissions standards, doing whatever it takes to fill those 450 seats. My short story “The Black Knight’s God” which appears in my published anthology “The Black Knights God: Horror Anthology” has a nexus to becoming a lawyer without law school. As the recession hit and the legal market shrank, law schools have had a choice about how to handle it. One thing I also must state is that most of those students that did flunk out have a very huge hatred towards the school, and even many years later continue to provide negative remarks about the school. 2020's Worst Red-Light Runners: Florida Tops List Of Violators - Tampa, FL - Red-light crashes threaten public safety in Florida, says a transportation company. I am a proud, skilled, and ethical WMU Cooley Law School graduate and newly licensed attorney. But for the 20% it gave them a chance to enter the profession and excell. Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of LawPepperdine School of Law. Another factor to consider is that Cooley just built a brand new Auburn Hills campus which is very close to my home and offers free parking in contrast to UD Mercy where parking is an additional 100 a month. When deciding where to live, many of us look for amenities, safety, good schools … The coursework is very similar if not harder than other lawschools. It depends on where you have been accepted. It is important to always consider where you want to work and what type of work you want to do when selecting your school. Thank you. Lebanon has gone through so much already. You hear about all the self-selected people who tell you how they went there 20 years ago and did great, but there are hundreds of students every year who graduate and end up in a ton of debt jobless. The next were 2 or 3 from Michigan State….you know, the school that got a law school about…..6 years ago. A. ——–. There are too many lawyers for the jobs available. While I do appreciate your feedback, I hope that you (and others who read your comment) realize that your anecdotal account simply isn’t representative of what today’s students can expect from a Cooley education. Looking back, I wish I would have known then what I know now. When I went to law school at a regional school that is now a T2 the data regarding job prospects existed but nowhere near to the degree that it exists now. We work very hard — harder probably than the “average” law student (the old, “work twice as hard to get half as far” idea). You may not have intended the article to be insulting to Cooley students and graduates, the inference that we take is that you are calling us, as an above poster stated, “losers,” I, like many Cooley graduates did not have the opportunities to go through college and enjoy the college experience with a few hours of work a week and be able to concentrate on studies. I’d like to stay in the Detroit area as my family is moving there and I wouldn’t have to pay for housing. A law degree from Cooley has a lot of value to those who know to use it. He actually come into class and teaches Property law. I work in a big firm that has IVY league attorneys and attorneys who attended schools with much lower reputations. Cooley has made some very, very bad choices. By any reputable method of ranking ABA law schools, they would appear near the very bottom. I work with a young lady that graduated from MSU’s College of Law and she said she was not prepared for the bar exam after graduation. Moral of the story: even if 20% just graduate or pass the bar. A lot. Be ready to move. Working hard and getting the job done will only come if you can find a job…. You have to want to be pushed. I couldn’t even get an interview. Students should be provided with information about entrance qualifications, graduation rates, bar pass rates and employment rates and then should be allowed to decide for themselves. If, in contrast, you were accepted by two other schools which are a few spots above Cooley and have similar placement rates, go to Cooley. Maybe she will listen to your bullshit. While these figures are about expected for a low ranked law school, they seem especially low given the debt Cooley grads are likely to carry. No. Famously, however, for many years they tried to counter this by publishing their own rankings based on silly metrics such as total volumes in the library, law school square footage, and incoming class size. It does not hinder the legal proffesion. Cooley’s law library alone was about the same size as all of New England Law School. But the data as of now show that it is very atypical. That is factually incorrect Mr. Banks. In actuality, both of my fellow students did not last the year – they were “kicked out” due to low academic grades. Why pick on Cooley? As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Boston aren't all bad. Because the school admits many students, there are many students that flunked out and have pure hatred for the school. I didn’t do well on my LSAT, but I wanted to go to law school. I was in a similar situation as you last April. Your “personal” experience is your own, and do not reflect the statistical norm. Why anyone would sacrifice three-plus years of their life and the very real potential for nondischargeable debt in excess of $200,000.00 with minimal job prospects is simply mind-boggling. Carl, Cynthia is right. I come from a family that did not have much money, and worked literally 50+ hours a week while in college (more during holiday weeks). When 2020 passes into the history books, it will carry more superlatives than a high school yearbook — and none of them good. Ninety percent of LSAT takers perform better on the test. Only 41% of Cooley grads passed the Michigan Bar, compared to a 74% pass rate for grads from other law schools. I studied and worked hard while at Cooley, and not surprising (to those that knew me), I did graduate much closer to the top of the class than the bottom. Good info. I went to Cooley. Didn’t you get in? The coronavirus pandemic boosted the fortunes of Allied Healthcare Products, a manufacturer of respirators, but it was bad for several other … Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in Boston with Roxbury landing at the bottom of the pack. In spite of our best efforts to convince people to take their LSAT prep seriously, our message doesn’t reach everyone. I went to Cooley in the 1980’s after working in Investment Banking. As a rising senior in University considering law school, also very bad with standardized exams, I needed to know your opinion on all of this. Glad I read this blog since I am helping my grandson gather intel about law schools. Or underwhelming. 2020 is the year that I am totally in love with my husband of 22 years, the year that my dogs are always happy to see me (that’s every year), my daughter … Fewer good candidates are applying to law school now. And here’s the REALLY scary thing. I was accepted into 23of the 25 schools I applied to. And the Faculty was on the whole sound and the physical plant ample. I went to Cooley. I am an engineer, so have a habit of writing itemized lists (my son and I laugh about this – lawyers like paragraphs). On the contrary, we’re very sympathetic to students. You don’t seem to get the point that these schools do not provide you with any reasonable chance of getting a job. Where Cooley failed in my opinion was having poor management. Being a graduate of Cooley does not mean to having to settle for scraps. Where you go to law school is the most important factor of job prospects. Because if I had to pay $200,000 to go to Cooley – I wouldn’t. While I am relatively certain that any Cooley graduate can pass the bar of any state and do the work it takes to be a competent attorney, the school’s negative reputation restricts students from getting good employment. The most likely outcome, however, for those who finish: you end up having significant debt, have difficultly passing the bar, and are unable to find a legal job of any kind whatsoever. This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Side note. If a business wants to sell it’s products exponentially, they would do better focusing on their feature and benefits, what strengthens them, and not what flaws another has. So I took a stab at an old practice exam. It’s not an opinion, though, it’s statistics. Given that students with an LSAT below 155 are often considered at-risk for being unable to pass the bar, these stats are perhaps unsurprising. What Is A Reverse-splitter? They could have sought out having affiliations or mergers with area State colleges. No, for many of them, it was not because they were not intelligent, it was either because they just did not “get it,” or they happened to have been in a class where they were in that 1/3rd of survivors. I got a job working in the private sector and have been doing litigation since then. Collwy law schoes DOES have a liberal admissions policy, but not everyone who goes to Cooley has a poor Academic pedigree I was a 3 point student at Portland State before I applied to Cooley. Which says nothing about why their opinion should count any more than anyone else’s opinion. That said, places like Cooley are just a symptom of a larger problem with the profession. They DO admit students a lot of law schools would not, but I don’t see why a prospective law student would want LESS opportunities. All of which could have been avoided in my opinion. Things have simply changed in the legal profession, especially since the last recession. It would be very beneficial as I get ready to sit for the September lsat exam and continue to weigh it as a possible career path. While law school teaches you to think like a lawyer, very few actually prepare you to practice law. BY FAR! 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