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It's the second best school in SD after USD. It is generally regarded as a much better school than TJ. But that being said, you'll compete with a lot of USD grads for jobs and generally USD grads will get them. Cal Western seems to do well in the public sector (public defender, DA etc), not so well in the private sector. Cal Western probably does best in SD - once you move out of SD, very few employers will know about Cal Western (but this is the case for most tier 4 schools).

Something else you should know (that I found out recently) is that Cal Western is a for-profit law school.

Let me know if you have any more questions about Cal Western. I'm a San Diego native & I got into Cal Western but I'm going to another so cal law school.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Are you competitive?
« on: July 28, 2006, 04:47:26 PM »
I voted very.  I'm the kind of guy who will play 1-on-1 basketball with an 11-year-old, let him score a few to think he's doing well, but then start blocking his shots, and I will ALWAYS beat him in the end.

Seriously, I look forward to some good-natured competition.  I always enjoy seeing good people who work hard do well.  I have no idea what law school will do to my competitive nature

I agree about enjoying fair, good-natured competition. I hope that's the type competition that will take place in law school.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Are you competitive?
« on: July 28, 2006, 04:41:52 PM »
How competitive are you? Describe. Do you think your competitive-ness will increase, decrease or stay the same in law school?

My answer: I'm pretty competitive but I'm a fair competitor. I wouldn't sabatoge anyone by giving them the wrong answers or anything. I often compare myself to others to gauge how I'm doing. I don't mind not being the best but I would be upset if I was at the bottom of my class (or even close to the bottom).

I think my competitive nature may increase in law school.

What about all of you soon-to-be 1Ls?

Law School Applications / Re: why persians (iranians) are not URMs
« on: July 27, 2006, 11:25:49 PM »
I beg to differ!   >:(

Persian women happen to be some of the most beautiful women in the world.  Clearly you have no real taste

Agreed. Persian girls are usually GORGEOUS!

Yes, but what about those Persian guys... aren't they so gorgeous too?   :D  ;)

Haha! Not so much. ;) j/k

Law School Applications / Re: why persians (iranians) are not URMs
« on: July 27, 2006, 07:54:58 PM »
I don't see why stereotypes are so bad. For one, I embrace and practice most of the stereotypes that people have about Russians. I love vodka and snow, I'll readily admit that russian women are unatractive etc.

What makes you think Russian Women are unattractive..i find some  of them very attractive :) and no im not Russian.

Maria Sharapova is gorgeous... Russian girls in general aren't bad... its those damn Persians that are ugly.....

I beg to differ!   >:(

Persian women happen to be some of the most beautiful women in the world.  Clearly you have no real taste

Agreed. Persian girls are usually GORGEOUS!

military - By "balenced" you mean republican, right?  It's ok, but I thought that it was a given.  Chapman is in the OC, after all.

No, I mean balanced.  Just because a school might have a couple more conservaive profs does not make it a "republican" school.  Chapman's faculty still shows about a 9:1 raio of liberals to conservatives.  Better than the nearly uniformly liberal faculty a most cali schools.

I have found Chapman to be more libertarian than anything else. It is not conservative in which you have ultra-christians trying to convert you. However, I think the majority of the school's focus in aimed towards it business school and theatre and dance schools.

That is good to know. I had heard rumors that the school was ultra-conservative. I'm glad this is not the case.

FYI, I got 3 packages from Southwestern today. There's lots of information to sift through. It's kind of overwhelming actually!

Pinkybella..if I recall you want to do family law..correct?..for that practice area it doesnt matter where you go..but you should go the higher rank school..SW is third tier now..its not going down .and there is no guarantee that chapman will go up.......

scman - that is correct. I want to do either family law or employment law. Do you know if its the same for employment law (doesn't matter too much where you go to law school?)

One of the reasons I'm leaning towards Chapman is because I feel like it would give me the opportunity to network with attorneys in Orange County which may increase my likelihood of getting a good job in OC after graduation. If I go to Southwestern, it would be tougher to network in OC.

Plus, I don't know how Southwestern does in OC but it seems like does well in LA. Finally, I feel like the difference in rank btwn Southwestern & Chapman is so small, that it wouldn't necessarily best to go to the highest ranked school in this case. If we were talking about a tier 2 school v. Chapman, there would be no doubt in my mind about which school to attend.

I'd take Chapman over SW if you want to work in Orange County.  It'll be difficult for you to find a solid job in OC from either school, but I'd give Chapman the edge.  It'd give SW an edge on getting you a job in LA with more money though.

I'm actually pretty impressed with the job opportunities for Chapman grads in OC. I agree with you though that Chapman does better in OC than Southwestern. Thanks for your help. :)

the OP is clerking for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals now

Did she end up attending Whittier?

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