i have a friend at CA Western who affirms this is more or less true. She is top 10% and has a decent clerkship lined up post-graduation. She was there on full tuition scholarship though, I would seriously reconsider if you are not there on full tuition.
I have not applied, I was just asking, trying to find out some background information.
I plan to work my ass off in law school, so the whole top 1/3rd of your class at some institutions to transfer to other schools does not scare me. The LSAT scared me, haha, I'm better at actual school.
Thanks for the info guys/gals.
As a USD 2L i would advise you strongly to go to USD if you want to work in SD, and Loyola if you plan on working in LA and dont get into UCLA or USC. Transferring is very difficult, we all expect to be in the top 1/3, but you will have very smart colleagues and 2/3 of your class will be very disappointed. If your grades and lsat arent that good, I would consider USD PT and then transferring to day. Once you are at cal western, the chances of transferring to USD are not as great as already being there PT and transferring your second year.