USC is better. Actually, things are on the upswing there. They've typically been better than Vanderbilt, and despite the loss of Chemerinsky, still are. They haven't had mass defections, just the one loss (for family reasons). And in the past few years, they've added others, such as Elizabeth Garrett from Chicago. I think both nationally and especially on the West Coast, USC does more for you. I've heard great things about it recently.