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« on: August 03, 2006, 09:02:08 AM »
I would avoid whittier at all costs. It's a big "what if" game - if they lose accrediation entirely before you graduate, what are you going to do? "If" you do well in school, you have a shot at getting a job under a former Whitter student - and you have to pray there isn't an outside influence that will tell the alum that you are weak due to the "strength" of the school. And "if" you don't have a shot at a job from an alum, what are you going to do? Practice in California ONLY, since you can't sit for another state's bar. So you better pray someone thinks highly of YOU, because your school's rep won't do it for you.
im gonna disagree and say that it will be a long time before la verne has a strong rep that whittier. simply going by alumni numbers, it seems highly unlikely
Where should I go next fall? / Re: How is Cal Western SOL regarded for IP law in the San Diego area??« on: July 31, 2006, 08:48:13 AM »
It's the second best school in SD after USD. It is generally regarded as a much better school than TJ. But that being said, you'll compete with a lot of USD grads for jobs and generally USD grads will get them. Cal Western seems to do well in the public sector (public defender, DA etc), not so well in the private sector. Cal Western probably does best in SD - once you move out of SD, very few employers will know about Cal Western (but this is the case for most tier 4 schools).
off the website
"California Western School of Law, located in downtown San Diego, is among the few independent, nonprofit law schools in the country.
Chartered in 1924, California Western was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1962 and became a member of the Association of American Law Schools in 1967.
In 1968, California Western University, which included undergraduate studies, changed its name to the United States International University. The law school retained the name California Western School of Law.
In 1973, the law school relocated from its Point Loma location to the first of its three downtown campus buildings at 350 Cedar St. In 1975, California Western ended its affiliation with USIU and became an independent law school. In 1980, the new trimester system was announced, allowing two entering classes in one academic year, reducing individual class size and further increasing the quality of education.
In 1993, the law school opened a new administrative and campus center, housing faculty and administration offices, including student affairs, admissions, and financial aid.
Dean Steven R. Smith joined the law school in 1996. In January 2000, California Western proudly opened its new, state-of-the-art Law Library, which was dedicated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. "
Law School Applications / Re: LLM- If I go to a 3rd Tier for my JD and top school for my LLM would it help« on: July 31, 2006, 08:43:48 AM »
yea, i agree with whats been said. llm very unnecessary but if youre doing well to get into one, you should be able to transfer to a better school. I believe i remmeber reading people in the top 10-15% that went from southwestern to USC. top 20-25 might get you in at loyolala, good luck
I'm no angel myself, but your record makes you look very irresponsible. Some law school will probably take you, but your money will probably be wasted once you bust a fellow classmate in the face or the cops find a plant growing in your closet. If you can avoid that, you'll probably have to go into private practice if you can even pass the character and fitness examination of the bar, because I sure as hell wouldn't hire a hothead with substance-abuse problems who can't learn from his mistakes.
« on: July 25, 2006, 11:14:09 AM »
southwestern seems the most logically for most every reason. a little more expensive but worth it for what you want