« on: April 11, 2005, 11:20:26 PM »
I actually asked the admissions guy about coming back to California and he basically said if you graduate and then suddenly decide you want a job in CA it won't be that easy, but if you build contacts and look for jobs way in advance it's definitely doable and there are apparently a pretty decent chunk of alums in CA. I know it may be BS on their part, but it sounds about right to me, it won't be like CA are going to be knocking down your door to give you a job, but if you go looking you'll find something. The other thing you have to realize to (and me also) is that if you live there and go to school chances are you may not want to leave all that behind after 3 years, which is good and bad.
Loyola is in the shadow of USC and UCLA, but its also #3 in the world's largest legal market, that isn't bad, you'll get a job and most likely a good one. Also I was told on the tour that Loyola has more alums as partners in LA firms than either UCLA or USC. If your #1 concern is getting a high paying job out of law school I think Loyola can do that for you, but that's not saying that American won't get you a good job too, it's just Loyola is basically geared towards that and American is a lot more diverse, but the majority of its students still go into private practice.