Alright so I need to make a decision in the next day or so.
I would like to live and work around Sacramento area after graduation. Positive that I am not interested in Big Law, interested in mid sized practice to private practive. Also have interests pursuing a career as judge.
I have been accepted to UC Davis, McGeorge, Loyola, Southwestern, but pretty sure I dont want to be in LA ever again in life.
So I am left with Davis and McGeorge. Based on rankings I would be a fool to choose McGeorge right?
I came from UCLA as an undergrad and know how anonymous the UC system is with their students. Even though I graduated from one of UCLA's prime schools, the alumni help after graduating was non-existent. I am worried about the same thing at UC Davis. I get the feeling that McGeorge would want me to succeed and it seems they work a bit more to prove themselves. I also like the fact that I would come into McGeorge with superior numbers than my classmates.
Naturally, my ego feels like I want to compare myself against the best minds. The challenge of getting into the top 10 percent of the class at Davis turns me on. But again, I have no aspirations of big law, and I dont care about the money aspect. So the rankings lose some value, correct?
Any thoughts on this? I am leaning towards McGeorge, but does that happen? Does this make sense?