So, here I am. I've read NUMEROUS posts on Internet boards trashing both schools. In actuality, I've read a ton of posts trashing any school not in the 1st tier. However, this is the decision I am faced with. My GPA, score, etc., are what they are, and are not going to change over the next 48 hours. http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=WSPKC
My focus/strategy for law school is Entertainment Law. It is what I set out to do when I received my bachelor's, and is what has led me to this point. I have thought from day one that Southwestern had the premier CURRICULUM for Ent. Law, but am hesitant because of so many negative reviews from people (most competitive, decreasing reputation, bad part of town, 4th preference for firms in L.A., etc., etc.).
I was accepted at Southwestern 2 years ago, WL, rejected last year, and then WL, accepted TODAY, this year. So, up until this morning, I had planned on attending Cal Western in San Diego. I have a flight booked on Sunday, three hotel nights, financial aid set up, etc.
I absolutely love the idea of studying in San Diego. Who wouldn't? That's a gimme. However, I have to be real, and remind myself that I am not going to school for the climate/social atmosphere/"laid back" environment.
Is there a choice here at all? Mainly, I needed to get this in writing to organize my thoughts. But I would love any advice, suggestions, or experiences you have to share.
Can I call Cal Western and ask for money? How quickly will Southwestern get me a financial aid package set up?