Oh Boalt is an incredible school, don't get me wrong. Like I said, I would have given anything to get in off that damn waitlist! I've just noticed that the people who actually like (even love!) where they are seem to work harder and enjoy what they are doing. I'm not saying that being at Boalt wouldn't open up a world of opportunities, of course it would. I am saying that doing well (and when I say "well" I am not just referring to grades, but taking on leadership roles, networking with professors, getting involved in non-academic law-school related activities - making the most of your education) at UCLA can still get you far. Yes there is a difference in prestige. But that is not the only thing that should enter into someone's decision-making calculus. Not when a degree from the lower-ranked school can still open plenty of doors, particularly in the OP's specified area of interest. LA is the mecca for entertainment law and UCLAW is regarded as the best law school in LA. I don't know that the difference between the two schools is enough to overcome personal well-being, academic achievement, connections, drive.