« on: June 14, 2004, 01:53:10 PM »
You should choose the law school that you most want to go to. I would base that decision on where you want to practice law. If you want to practice in Cali, Hastings is a great option. If you need to move to Cali, I would call the financial aid office and let them know your situation. They may be able to give you extra $ or give you advice on how to pay for the move, etc. All I know is a lot of people have to move to law school and I am sure that most people are in your situation. Hastings is expensive in that you more than likely have to/should live in San Fran, which is expensive. I just secured a one bedroom w/ 2 other girls: $775. I could have gone cheaper though. I have seen places for $650 and below. I agree w/ the previous posts that these slight differences (although they seem major) in expenses won't matter much later on. Hastings will afford you much greater opportunities...simple as that. I received several offers from lesser schools w/ big $. It just isn't that great of a deal.