Officials, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School met on the WMU campus Sept. 17 to witness the formal signing of an affiliation agreement between the schools and celebrate a range of initiatives expected to grow out of the move.It's a deft move that I'm surprised more 8th-tier law schools haven't tried. Then again, there aren't many 8th-tier law schools.
Remember how Michigan State didn't have a law school and then they snapped up a crappy one and now MSU has a law school and the Detroit School of Law got an instant reputation boost for no good reason whatsoever except for the name change? Or how Dickinson became instantly awesomer when it married Penn State? And of course, Texas A&M now has a law school...
When Cooley becomes Western Michigan, the idiots who vote for the US News Rankings will have no idea that it's a gigantic crap-shack. It'll be just another second-rate public law school that they had no idea existed, like Northern Kentucky or Southern Illinois or Eastern Colorado.
Other law schools should take note:
Thomas Jefferson? San Diego State needs a law school.
Florida Coastal? How about University of North Florida School of Law...
Don't forget some good private schools. Why, Phoenix School of Law could become the Arizona Christian School of Law.
C'mon, you single bitches, upgrade those names!