GW does okay in DC but you are better off going to a preferred local school in CA. outside of the T14, schools like UCLA, UC Hastings, UC Davis, and USC will give you a better chance at CA biglaw than GW. i was in your shoes before and i chose GW thinking that it was quasi-national. boy was i wrong. luckily i transferred but you might not be able to. it's an expensive risk to take. i don't think it's worth it.