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I wonder why your friend had so much trouble getting interviews?  Top 20% from Southwestern is rather respectable in my opinion?  It is wierd how Southwestern and Chapman waitlist the hell out of everyone and from the look of things (lawschoolnumbers) Cal Western does not....

that's what i thought too, but she said that she wasn't the only one hence her position that it was the school...i can't say for sure that was the reason, it was just wat she told me and her personal experience...

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i'd say southwestern or cal western depending on if you prefer la or sd...chapman would be ruled out in my book because of their lack of an alumni base (due to its youth)...southwestern and cal western it comes down to where you'd rather practice...southwestern has a strong alumni base so they have that going for it...what southwestern has going against it in my book is when i was deciding last year my friend (a southwestern alum that finished in the top 20%) told me to go anywhere else if i have the choice...she was basically telling me that she had a hard time getting any interviews just because her degree is from there...as far as cal western goes, it's a T4, but they do quite well in the sd market...don't try to go outside the sd market, but having been in sd for a year, they really do quite well...there are 3 schools in sd, usd, cal western and tj...tj and cal west are both T4, but you'd be surprised how much better cal west does than tj...but again, if you want to be in la, go to southwestern as i'm sure the cal western degree doesn't travel well..

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USD vs. U of Arizona
« on: June 09, 2007, 11:39:20 PM »
i'm not sure by what you mean, exactly, by "rigorous academic experience" but if it's what i think you mean (namely, quality of the education and faculty), this is pretty much why 0L advice is often...bad...they often fail to take into account anything but us news...if you're talking faculty, usd (in the only place i know of that ranks them) ranks i think 22 whereas arizona is 40 (according to leiter) and i can say from personal experience that the faculty at usd is, in fact, awesome...is it better than az? no clue, i've not had az profs...but if u're basing it on rankings, then yes, they're better...there are obvious pros and cons of both schools and i think vap sums up the pros of az pretty well...generally it was a good post...on az...where it falls apart is the summary...he (she?) says you'll probably get a better "academic experience" going to az, but doesn't provide any basis for comparison, only the pros of az...i don't kno much about az, so i'm not claiming which one is going to provide the better academic experience...i just fail to see how any of what was listed relates to "academic experience"...

Sno: I think you missed where I said...

Summary:
I doubt you'll get a better "academic experience" going to Arizona over USD.  Focus more on the (reliable) employment statistics. 

I also quoted "academic experience" because I agree with you - not really really sure what the OP means by that and why it's important.  Every law school is going to have talented professors, brilliant professors, and bad professors (sometimes all three at once).  I think if someone is mainly seeking rigorous academic experience, they should get a Ph.D instead of JD/MD/MBA/etc.

hahaha...yea...i tend to misread things i read on the internet since i usually glance rather than read... :P :D

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USD vs. U of Arizona
« on: June 09, 2007, 04:40:30 PM »
i'm not sure by what you mean, exactly, by "rigorous academic experience" but if it's what i think you mean (namely, quality of the education and faculty), this is pretty much why 0L advice is often...bad...they often fail to take into account anything but us news...if you're talking faculty, usd (in the only place i know of that ranks them) ranks i think 22 whereas arizona is 40 (according to leiter) and i can say from personal experience that the faculty at usd is, in fact, awesome...is it better than az? no clue, i've not had az profs...but if u're basing it on rankings, then yes, they're better...there are obvious pros and cons of both schools and i think vap sums up the pros of az pretty well...generally it was a good post...on az...where it falls apart is the summary...he (she?) says you'll probably get a better "academic experience" going to az, but doesn't provide any basis for comparison, only the pros of az...i don't kno much about az, so i'm not claiming which one is going to provide the better academic experience...i just fail to see how any of what was listed relates to "academic experience"...

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That's certainly not what I said, dear.

you certainly didn't say that...but what you did say is as good as that...

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I think it's close to desert weather only because there are large temperature swings in one day (days where the low is 40 and the high 93), but obviously it's nothing like the Sahara. 

kinda what i meant

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There is so much worthless and/or incorrect information in this thread its nauseating.

such a claim should usually be backed up with something more than "you're wrong"

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I only made 1 comment about how well Davis travels - IF she graduates at the top of her class, she'll be able to find a job anywhere in California, and maybe anywhere in the country.  If she does mediocore, like I said, Sacramento is the best she can do.  That's not overestimating, that's pretty much what everyone who goes to UC Davis has told me, and what their employment data suggests.  But then again, I'm just a 0L who doesn't know anything.

As for Davis being in the desert - well, no, geographically it's not a desert, but the weather is basically desert weather, so I can see how someone from the coast would feel uncomfortable there.


And for the record, not one time have I even mentioned in this thread that Davis is RANKED higher. 

but my point is that that's somewhat true of loyola also

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i think goose seriously overestimates how well davis travels...it's a good school, don't get me wrong...still regional...if you want to be in socal, loyola...i'm not a spoiled brat valley girl and i didn't even apply to davis because of its location...quite simply, i don't like the desert...you may be ok with it, i don't like it...

Desert?  It doesn't look like you even know where Davis is.

do you know where it is?

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