This is from the past summer but deserves mentioning.
Why the **** is Cooley Law School still open?
40 of 144 of its 2019 graduates managed to pass the bar exam. 28%.
The problem with Cooley isn’t that it is necessarily a sub par institution with sub par instructors. The problem is that it takes almost exclusively sub par students. Students who just barely score high enough on their LSAT to get into law school at all. Students who could never get into even a normal “low tier” institution and even if they could would have little chance of graduating from such an institution.
But Cooley takes them in, takes their money and pumps them out with essentially a worthless piece of paper. And even if they are in the 28% that actually passes the bar, their long term law employment outlook is not good.
I will go ahead and say it.
Cooley is a diploma mill, pure and simple.
This country has too many law schools anyhow. Cooley should be #1 to shut down, followed in turn by other marginal law schools, particularly Southern University, Appalachian University, Texas Southern University, North Carolina Central University, Concordia University, Thomas Jefferson University, Florida A&M University, Widener Commonwealth University, University of the District of Columbia, Ave Maria University, Charleston University, Mississippi College, North Dakota University and Roger Williams University. Another one on the list I would close, even though it has climbed out of the worst of the worst in the last couple of years is Florida Coastal College of Law.
That is by NO MEANS all the law schools I would close, just the first group that I would close.