I heard that USD was snobby and fairly conservative. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Also, does anyone know what there specialties are? ThanksIt is my understanding that USD is conservative in the same way that San Diego is conservative. Factor in the reality that many of its undergraduate population are kids from solidly wealthy areas of town, and you have a pretty snobbish mix. USD may be snobbier than average, and maybe more conservative than average, but it is not as conservative as Pepperdine law, nor as snobbish as, say, USC. Stereotypes are true, but the degree of the stereotype is highly overblown.
I ascribe to the philosophy that specializing in law school is not a good idea unless your obsessed with a narrow field of law, like Maritime Law or Tax Law. I am unaware of any specialty for which USD has been given great accolades. It is a great school, in an AWESOME city, with the best Climate outside of the Canary Islands. On the down side, there is a glut of law schools in San Diego, which is a small legal community comparatively speaking, and many top jobs go to UCLA and USC grads who have had enough of LA.