« on: March 04, 2008, 05:58:34 PM »
I got into those three schools and from the rest, UC Davis is the other school high on my list. I am interested in public service positions, particularly in criminal, immigration and international law, but I want to keep my options open (I also have an unexplained interest in taxation). I'd like to study in a school that is strong in their region and offers practical experience.
Temple - They gave me a full tuition scholarship that, if I keep it, I would have more freedom when choosing a job. I love that they are in a big city, but I have never been in Philadelphia and don't know the city. They also have a strong litigation and writing program, which for me, are very appealing.
Northeastern - I've worked with Northeastern graduates and can see firsthand that the school produces attorneys with practical experience. I like the opportunities that the coop program can bring the students but I do not like the fact that every three months, I would start a new job search and have to find housing if I get a coop out of Boston. I also love that the school has a strong focus on public interest but am afraid that Northeastern's strong focus on public interst could close doors should I decide to go a different route.
American - At one point, it was my top choice but it is very pricey. The other schools have given me a scholarship but I have heard nothing on that regard from American. However, American is strong in international law, particularly with Latin America. I've focused on this region at work and at college and would love to also pursue it in law school.
(maybe) Davis - Ok, I have not gotten into Davis yet (they take too darn long to review an application). Davis seems to have some good clinics (particularly the immigration clinic). Also, the school seems to be pretty laid back and could open doors to more jobs than the other schools. I am not a California resident but I would make arrangements to become a resident after 1L.
Which school should I choose if I get into Davis? If I do not get into Davis, which school should I choose? Opinions?