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Choosing the Right Law School / Help me decide- BC or UC Davis
« on: April 22, 2008, 12:17:13 AM »
I love both schools but for very different reasons and feel I cant go wrong either way. Hopefully LSDers' insights and perspectives will help finalize my decision.

*Want to work in CA right after law school or at least within 3 years of graduation. If I am lucky to get Biglaw.. great! Also want to work in the government with at least a 50k salary.
*Family is in CA and I basically have no support system on the East coast which sucks but I heard BC is a very supportive school.
*It would be cheaper by 5k/yr to attend BC over UC Davis.
*Loved UC Davis but it really is in the middle of nowhere and Sacramento is not a bustling city with many jobs. UC Davis did not mention many networking events or job fairs so I think the location itself may be a risky networking factor. If I am wrong about this please correct me!
*Anticipating I will graduate around median of the class at either school so I am not banking too much on getting a job through OCI. I am thinking getting a job in Boston out of BC would be relatively easy because of its reputation and alumn network. Not so sure about Davis and its power of networking alumns in CA which is also a huge concern. Still.. it IS in CA.

Ive been talking to many people and visited both schools and am about to make my final decision very soon. However, I have been lurking on this board quite religiously and saw that the opinions on this board is worth taking into consideration. So.. will you please offer your insights and help me make one of the most important decisions of my life!

Choosing the Right Law School / Want to practice in San Diego..
« on: March 23, 2008, 10:42:05 AM »
So, USD($$) or UC Davis($$) WUSTL ($$$$) or BC? I feel very fortunate for the financial aid I got from each school. However, there is an obvious huge gap in the rankings. Would I be crazy to go to USD over UC Davis and/or WUSTL? WUSTL offered the most money, which to this day I cannot understand why but am very thrilled. But their stats show that unless one graduates top %15 or so, it is difficult to come to Cali at all. I know BC does a decent job placing grads in Cali but again, you have to do quite well plus they are not offering anything.
I do not want to limit myself ONLY to San Diego, anywhere in So Cal is nice, really. But San Diego is where I eventually want to settle down, have a family and so on later down the road. All this talk about San Diego being a very tight legal community that makes it difficult for non USD students to come in is concerning. Anyone know to what extent this is true? So.. UC Davis, USD, WUSTL or BC???? Deadline is approaching fast and I am nowhere near making my decision as I was two months ago.

Law School Admissions / Taking time off during LS
« on: March 22, 2008, 10:10:54 AM »
Anyone know if it is possible to take a few years off after 1L and then coming back to finish up the degree? I have my reasons for asking this question which I may or may not have to tke a few years off around after my first year. In any case, I am looking for answers to prepare for different future scenarios.

Choosing the Right Law School / whats taking so long Davis?
« on: February 29, 2008, 01:27:43 PM »
Checked on LSN and it seems most people who were complete around I was received a decision. Whats going on Davis?? Your decision will have a significant impact on my future address for the next three years!
come on......................

Choosing the Right Law School / All about Loyola
« on: February 14, 2008, 10:57:47 PM »
To those who went to, thought about or graduated from Loyola, if you could please provide all the good and bad about Loyola it would be very helpful! Job placements, quality of life, student interaction, professor-student interaction, student activities... Particulary interested in knowing what percentage of the class goes into big/midlaw and average salary range. I also have a nice scholarship from Loyola and if you had to choose between UC Davis and Loyola, which one and why?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Which schools offer travel stipends?
« on: February 10, 2008, 09:50:32 AM »
So far I am aware of only Wash U.
Does anyone know about other schools? It would help us who are planning to visit :)
I am interested in knowing about
Emory, BC, BU, Fordham, UC Hastings, UC Davis, Pepperdine
but please feel free to add other schools!

Choosing the Right Law School / UC Davis or Hastings-Pros and Cons
« on: February 08, 2008, 09:27:26 AM »
Which school would you choose between Davis and Hastings? Im trying to narrow my choices and any input is greatly appreciated! Ive never been to Northern Cali so have little idea what the living situation is like-hopefully will get a better idea when I visit sometime in March. Also want to eventually practice in So Cal maybe after 5 years after graduating as a prosecutor or maybe even in DC with the DOJ. So if I had to choose, which one? Davis or  Hastings?

Choosing the Right Law School / Adoption law/ Family law
« on: January 30, 2008, 10:13:25 AM »
Anyone know what would be the best route to practice as an adoption attorney? And what cities have big adoption agencies that are in need of lawyers (west coast? east coast?) WIm not sure at this point what I would like to do but am interested in criminal law and family law. Also, since there are lots of Asian children being adopted out to Western countries, Im wondering if I should also study international law along with family law. There seems to be a lot of info on biglaw on this board but I would like some info on other specific areas of the law if anyone has insights-

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / How strong is Boston College?
« on: January 25, 2008, 06:43:28 PM »
Can anyone tell me just how strong BC is in the Northeast? I know it practically rules Boston along with BU but I want to keep my options open as far as locating outside of Boston after law school goes. Will I find a government position in NY pretty easily? The Boston legal market seems so small compared to the NY market. I want to practice in New York or Los Angeles and was wondering exactly how far the BC name would go?

Also, would it be difficult to practice in one state as a prosecutor and go to another state to practice again as a prosecutor? I am thinking about working in New York and perhaps after  5 years come back to So Cal where my family is. Thanks!

Law School Admissions / What to include in Resume???
« on: October 22, 2007, 08:54:38 PM »
So someone told me I should list ALL work experience since college. Does that mean I should include working 10/wk at the dining hall washiing dishes my freshman year? Seems kind of trivial to include in the resume but mabe it will tell adcomm at least I worked-
Advice plz!

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