I know this sounds overly ambitious and maybe even almost impossible, but I want to move to San Diego at some point after graduation. I was going to go to Pacific McGeorge with a scholarship, but I didn't think that would really help me either.
Rutgers has a few firms from CA that do OCI, would it be unrealistic to want to move to CA after graduating from, say, Rutgers?
Did you apply to University of San Diego then?"
You're fighting an uphill battle choosing a school on the East Coast to land a job on the West Coast. Lawyers there will probably have no clue about your school, and will be reluctant to hire from non-local schools, especially those very far away....
However, it CAN be done; just remember that the odds are stacked against you. You're just going to have network a lot. I'd recommend if you're going to do this to do a lot of research of Rutgers graduates who have moved to San Diego/surrounding area/CA and see if you can communicate with them and get some connections.