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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Santa Clara
« on: May 01, 2004, 08:10:27 AM »
   Yeah that is a pretty high percent considering what the rest of the country is.  Also SCU has an even higher percent than a quarter.  I'm not asian (white) and I'm a little worried if i go to SCU I will be a small minority.  I like the diversity a lot (went to NYU which is pretty diverse and of course NYC), but it seems like the area and the city are pretty extreme.  Please don't let any of this talk offend anyone, i'm just curious having barely been to california before (just LA). 
    Also thinks Chical for the accounts of San Jose and Santa Clara.  It's nice to hear from someone who has lived there so long!  I had a feeling Palo Alto and Standford where the nicer areas.  I'm just hoping that Santa Clara is close to as nice.  I don't want to go somewhere where i have constant Standford/Berkeley envy thrown in my face!  I know most SCU students would rather be there though.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Santa Clara
« on: April 30, 2004, 10:25:33 PM »
It's interesting because I was reading about the undergraduate school and the comment I heard most was that it was very homogenous towards white middle class.  I'm wondering if that could be true because I know the law school is close to half asian and they are actually very high in the rankings for this diversity.  When you were there what was your impression?  I don't guess I care one way or the other but it does seem to be an interesting aspect of that school that it is so high diversity wise.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Santa Clara
« on: April 30, 2004, 09:57:45 PM »
but Santa Clara is a nicer than San Jose?  What are the better areas in the bay area do you think?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Employment in SF
« on: April 30, 2004, 09:55:55 PM »
but surely a large amount of SCU grads work in the bay area though, right?  I mean they can't all migrate down south.  It really does suck though that so many good schools are in that area.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pepperdine and Religious aspect
« on: April 30, 2004, 09:53:07 PM »
I'm fine with it having that "mission."  It is certainly fine to have the religion available but I'm worried about it being pushed.  Also i've heard a little about the division of students there based on religion and that doesn't seem like the best situation.  I really like everything about the school though and I really would like to go there.  Also I expect any law school to lean conservative, especially relative to where I stand, I'm ok with that.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Employment in SF
« on: April 30, 2004, 09:44:07 PM »
I'm also thinking of USC and wanting to work in the Bay Area.  I hope that what you say isn't the case.  I wonder if recruitment on-campus though is the full picture.  I mean on-campus recruitment is almost always biglaw.  The med/small firms are usually found through your own means so perhaps it's just that more USC people work in smaller firms (which makes sense with all the tier 1 schools in the area.)  I would find it hard to believe that a large majority of USC granduates don't work in the bay area!

Choosing the Right Law School / Study Abroad
« on: April 30, 2004, 07:29:42 PM »
Is anyone else thinking of studying abroad for a semester or summer?  Does anyone know if it looks bad to study abroad instead of getting a IL job?  Also I wonder if it is hard to be approved for the programs.  At NYU i think you needed to be in the top certain percent to get to go.  Any thoughts?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Santa Clara
« on: April 30, 2004, 07:23:02 PM »

So San Jose is not so nice or pretty?  I found a lot of pictures on the internet of the two areas and it seemed that Santa Clara itself was pretty but San Jose was kindof your typical large city (little too much polution and industry perhaps)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Santa Clara <> USD
« on: April 30, 2004, 07:17:39 PM »
Jan, So will it be USD or USC for you?  Also what are your impressions of the campuses, it sounds like you're pretty familiar with both?  Or does anyone else have any imput?  Sorry for leaving everyone else out. ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Santa Clara
« on: April 30, 2004, 07:09:43 PM »
No really what are peoples impressions of the Santa Clara area?  If someone visited there could you tell us your impression of the campus and the students etc.  I have to decide where i want to go (for now Pepperdine is the other choice) and i'm not going to be able to go and visit any of them!  I've only been to LA.

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