Dude... pick USC. It's a much better school, you actually have a campus (not just two buildings in the hood), and you get a top notch football team to top it off. The ONLY advantage of Hastings is that it is free.
haha, wow. I love Hastings too, but anyone who lives in CA has to know that USC is on a level far above of UC Hastings. Would you pass up on UCLA (a school way closer to USC than any other) for Hastings? Your chances for big law out of USC are far better plus they have a much better reputation (even though Hastings is respected). If you want to live in Socal it's no contest really.