Hello! I am having a really hard time deciding between Santa Clara and Pepperdine. I've gotten wait-listed at a bunch of higher-ranked schools, but I'm not counting on any of them right now. I've narrowed it down to these two. Santa Clara is lower tier 2 and seems to put a lot of emphasis on intellectual property law (I will soon have my PhD and want to practice patent law). Pepperdine is tier 3 (they claimed during their new student day that they will be tier 2 within the next year or so but I don't know how they can know that so I don't trust it). Pepperdine isn't so focused on intellectual property law BUT they are in the area I want to be in (Southern California). Does anyone know anything about either of these schools- why I should or should not go to them? Would my job prospects be any different depending on which one I go to, or are they really about the same? Would law firms even care if I had many classes in IP law? Also...if I haven't heard from a few schools right now would you agree that it's a bad sign? Sorry for the long post...I am SO confused right now! Thanks for any advice you can give!