I was admitted to WMU-Cooley Law School and only two other law schools. I had a very high GPA in college and a very strong resume of volunteering and leadership, but my LSAT score was average. Many law schools judged me based solely on my LSAT and said goodbye.
Samantha Pepprock: It was eye-opening how much more I knew
WMU-Cooley Law School Mission Motivated Mexican-American attorney: Legal education not only for the privileged
From where I stand, as a Mexican American attorney from a mid-sized All American city in Texas, I say our critics can be our motivators. In 2008, I knew the rumors about WMU-Cooley's supposed open admissions beforehand, but did some research and saw things differently. They give qualified people a chance. And I knew I was qualified. I was working full time with undocumented immigrant children and decided to go to law school.
Sarah E. Shirley: Don't Blend In, Stand Out
#FromWhereIStand is an op-ed forum allowing a voice and stance for our WMU-Cooley community of family and friends. Law student Sarah E. Shirley (April 2020) writes about the requisite need for diversity in law school for a better world.
On Lawyers, the Law, Truth and Perceptions
"Perceptions are powerful things. They shape our worldview. They energize us emotionally and move us to action. But they are not facts – they are the vehicles through which we perceive facts. Perceptions contain some truths, but rarely the entire truth." - WMU-Cooley Ethics Professor Victoria Vuletich
Uninformed Critics Will Not Deter Us From Our Mission, says James D. Robb
#FromWhereIStand is an op-ed forum allowing a voice and stance for our WMU-Cooley community of family and friends. James D. Robb, the law school's associate dean of external affairs and general counsel, is passionate about WMU-Cooley, its history and its mission. He also is not impressed by those with their own agendas who give uninformed criticism and offer unfounded opinions. Think about it. Why would someone criticize our School for the recent actions of a lawyer who graduated 27 years ago? Maybe this is more of the recent trend of incivility and bullying in the media and social media, in our case by people who know little about legal education and nothing about our fine Law School.