In all honesty I'm just scared to leave everything I've ever known..family, friends, etc.. and start from scratch while adjusting to the demanding nature of the first year of law school. The girl I spoke with earlier told me I would be dealing with two types of stress, one being law school..the other being the "culture shock." (she also said its nice to have people around you to support you ..your family and friends) But what she really said that got me thinking was that.. if given the choice again she would have chosen to go to Loyola. That freaked me out a bit.
Thanks so much for your input because I am starting to reconsider Davis again. She pretty much scared me away from Davis. (she didnt do it intentionally..but nevertheless..)
I understand what you mean because I'm living in Los Angeles right now and will be moving to San Diego in early August. While I am somewhat scared of moving again to a place I've never lived in, I'm also excited about the move. I don't know where you went to undergrad but I went to UCR and lived in Riverside from September of 2001 until January of 2007, for school and a job after graduation, so I know what it's like to be away from ones family for a long time. Yet even at that, all of these places are not very far from Los Angeles and you will have a very easy time coming back to visit. Don't let this girl scare you. She clearly is a party person who misses clubbing but that doesn't mean that you are going to have a culture shock. It's not like you're moving to Iraq.
Yet she is correct in saying that there will be the stress of adjusting but if you would rather have the stress of being in a ghetto then be my guest. Also, at Loyola there will be the stress of intense competition and possible unemployment. At Davis you won't need to figure out what laws the crackhead down the block is breaking. All you'll have to concern yourself with is law school. Plus, you don't know if she would have said the same thing going to Loyola or to any other law school. She may just be unfit for law or a pessimist.