As my moniker indicates, I am Chapman student (Rising 2L now), but I just wanted to clarify the truth that there are legitimate reasons why Chapman is ranked significantly lower than Loyola, let alone UCLA and USC.
The most prominent of these are related to the age of the law school. That is why Chapman does not have the same alumni base, reputation, and overall distinguished faculty as the others. And that is why only the very top of the class at Chapman has a shot a shot at a top firm. A goodly number of Chapman grads will get very nice starting jobs, but only a small handfuf will make $120,000+ straight out of law school. I don't know the numbers, but I'm pretty sure that at least half the class at UCLA could make that, and probably at least 20 percent of Loyola grads.
That said, Chapman is on the rise. Each year the alumni base grows (obviously), the faculty improves in both quality and prestige, and the students are of an overall higher caliber than those from the previous year.