I'll be attending next week, and I'm really looking forward to it now. Out of curiosity, which other schools have you visited?
Quote from: flossy on March 05, 2005, 05:05:03 PMI'll be attending next week, and I'm really looking forward to it now. Out of curiosity, which other schools have you visited?Other than UoP McGeorge, I've visted U of San Francisco, Santa Clara, and UC Davis recently, and Loyola (LA), Pepperdine, and Chapman a few weeks back. Basically all the schools in California that I applied to. UoP McGeorge is the only one so far that has offered any sort of gathering like Legal Scholars Day. I'm hoping to visit U of Oregon and Seattle later this month. I expect to be impressed with Seattle since I've heard SO many good things about it, but we'll see how the ambiance is. That is just a diff. feeling for everybody.
I am having a tough time deciding between UC Davis and UoP. It sounds like you are more impressed with UoP after your visit to both schools. What did you think about Davis on your trip there?
After attending Legal Scholars Day, I find myself strongly considering UoP. It was remarkably impressive, I thought. The day was spent touring the facilities, meeting faculty/students, sitting in on classes, etc. Probably about 100 other prospective students there (all accepted to UoP of course). I was especially impressed with the community. It seems like everyone there is so friendly, the students know all the staff, and vice versa. They were so happy to answer questions and just, in general, likeable. I haven't felt this way when visiting other schools.The campus was surprisingly pretty, despite being more or less an island in the middle of a ghetto. But security was impressive, and very friendly. I didn't feel unsafe at all, nor would I knowing that they're there 24/7. It seems there are plenty of "nearby" living options that are affordable and NOT in the ghetto as well. Parking is good compared to other schools I'm familiar with, and best of all, free if you're a student/faculty.Guess I just wnated to see if any others are as impressed with them as I am who might have attended this week, or will be attending next weeks Legal Scholars Day. Post your thoughts!
Yeah, I was there an hour beforehand too, hehe. Was nice to look around and talk with a few people before it got started. The sweatshirts they gave us were awesome, I wore mine on the plane ride home But yes...about the placement opportunities... That is my main concern, wondering about where I would be able to take the degree to. I spoke with some students about that actually... The few I spoke with indicated that they also did not intend to stay in the area upon graduation. Some said they already had contacts and prospects in the Bay Area, and Los Angeles, or knew graduates working firms in similar locations. I dunno what to make of it all, but basically they made it sound like if I want to practice in California, a degree from McGeorge would put me in decent shape. Who knows, maybe they've completely deluded themselves? But you've got to admit, that school is definitely on the rise.