« on: February 08, 2008, 03:03:36 PM »
Yeah mad jealous that you have the choice between the two. I haven't heard back from either.
I love love love Davis and love love love "the city" (san fransisco). You really cant go wrong. I dont think employment in SoCal will be too tough. There are only a few law schools in Southern California and the whole UC system is so well respected. Hastings may place a little better.
I have a few 1L friends at Davis who are absolutely in love with it...
Um...not so much...UCLA, Cal Western, Chapman, La Verne (not sure I'd really consider this a law school, but people go there), Loyola, Pepperdine, USD, Santa Clara, USC, Southwestern, Thomas Jefferson, Whittier
There's more than a few...granted SoCal is a big legal market, but there are a LOT of law schools in CA (20 according to LSAC).
I do agree that the UC system schools are probably well respected though. However, I'm not sure you'd be better of at Davis than like Loyola if you are going to SoCal.
Sorry, I should have specified T1 schools. Yes there are more small schools, but personally I don't think you can even consider Chapman, Thomas Jefferson, CalWestern or Southwestern in the same league. Santa Clara is in the bay area. As far as the small privates go, I'm sure they are fine locally but California wide the UC system is unparalleled. (Again, all of this is in MY opinion- not to be regared as fact)