« on: March 20, 2006, 11:57:15 AM »
Ok -- here are the choices I have narrowed things down to (in no particular order with their USNWR ratings)- any advice would be appreciated
GW (currently live in CA and not sure I want to move to DC) (#20)
U of SF with $$ (Tier 3)
U Pacific McGeorge with $$ (#90)
UC Davis (#32)
UC Hastings (#39)
Felt very drawn to USF on the visitor days and class visits. It is a very cooperative environment with friendly students and very accessible administration and professors. The others I am visiting within the next few weeks. Have heard some scary stories about Hastings with regard to uber-competitiveness, large classes, inaccessible faculty - hear it once and you can dismiss it, hear it numerous times and you start to believe it. Would like to eventually work in public interest law probably in the SF Bay Area. Really torn based on ratings, $$, and obvious regional competitiveness with the likes of Boalt and Stanford.