« on: December 13, 2007, 06:36:09 AM »
If you don't have the numbers for UCLA or USC, why are you totally skipping USD? You don't think you can get in there either?
From what I've read, California Western doesn't have the strong and spread out alumni base that Loyola has and as someone else said, Loyola has a better reputation for whatever reason. It IS the second best school in San Diego, but the legal market there is relatively small and there are already so many good law schools in California. However, my research has turned up very positive things about the school itself, and the communication that I've had with them has been the best I've had with any law school so far. With the right money, I would not be opposed to going to this school at all.
I think you should apply to all 3 and, honestly, go with the one that gives you the most money. They are all ranked pretty low in an overcrowded market. I think the best thing would be to graduate with the least amount of debt as possible and hustle for the job you want.
P.S. Are you applying straight out of undergrad?
I had looked at USD before and was pretty close to the bottom 25%'s for LSAT and GPA. However, I retook the LSAT in December and with the classes I've taken this semester, I should raise my GPA (not by a lot, but enough to make me more competitive)
I'll have to give them another look and see if I stand a better chance now. As far as my situation, yes I am going to law school straight after completing my undergrad in May.