« on: July 03, 2007, 09:54:51 AM »
First off, why the huge discrepancy between your degree and LSAC GPA?
Second, are you in-state in California? this would make a big difference for UCLA.
Third, I don't think you are any where near as big of a longshot at Fordham and USC as people here seem to be alluding to.
Fourth, you should NOT focus your school search on specific cities just because they are good cities for entertainment. What is important is that you go to the best school you can get into. I really can't see justifying going to Loyola over GW or something like that. You will need to break into a big firm to do entertainment law, so why not give yourself the best shot to do that.
There are plenty of other schools with entertainment law concentrations. Vandy would be a reach for you, but not out of the question. But in general I recommend being much more meticulous with your school search.
or you go to a school in an entertainment city and hope to make connections...big law isn't the only way...
0Ls don't really know this yet, but the most important thing isn't always going to the best school you get into...first there are regional concerns, "best" school is about as ambiguous a term as you can get...
edit: oh, i do agree though, you shouldn't limit yourself to just the 2 cities...you should consider every school and compare them against each other to determine the best one for you...