« on: February 02, 2007, 03:35:54 AM »
I believe that Santa Clara is ranked #4 for IP law and Hastings doesn't really have an IP law program. So if you want to do IP law, I'd def. go for Santa Clara. I hear Hastings is located in a not so safe area, but since you're from the city, I'm sure you'll survive. Plus there's the whole culture shock you'll have with moving to suburbia. However, Santa Clara is located around a nice little area and downtown San Jose is developing nicely. I think B-list celebrities actually hang out there now. I met Carson Daly there once...
As for ranking, I feel that only people in the legal profession would know of Hastings. I mean, I grew up in the Bay Area and didn't even know Hastings existed until applying to law school. I think that's all the advice I can give that hasn't already been given. Good luck, it's a tough decision!