Go Panthers!!! I just want to say that I think Chapman Law School has the most potential to make a climb in the US News Rankings. I would pick it over Cal Western, Whittier, Western State, and even Southwestern.
wow, thank you so much Chapman1L. Those were very helpful comments. Couple of things if you dont mind:How's the parking situation?Where do most of you guys live, and how much do you pay in rent?
I am also a rising 2L at Chapman and from reading the post by the other guy, it seems we were probably in the same track. It was a hard decision for me to go to Chapman and ever since I have never looked back. I ended up doing quite well this school year and could probably stand a fighting chance of transferring. I have thought about it long and hard and the truth is, you have to ask yourself what is important to you.Driving to LA this weekend i realized that i'm happy to stay at Chapman. Orange County is a relaxing, peaceful place to live. Chapman is a great place to study - we're all friends. Having studied abroad this summer and meeting a lot of students from a lot of other ABA schools, I realize how good we have it here. For me what's important are the people around me. We all help each other at Chapman. We all hang out in school and all weekend we party it up. I've made great friends in a short time and would not trade that for anything. NO ONE at any of the other schools that I know have had nearly as much fun learning the law as me and my friends have. The teachers are fun, knowledgeable and approachable. The quality of life for a law student is measured for me in the friendships, the networking and lack of stress. There are some great job opportunities out there, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.The big boys may not come on campus to recruit, but they will give you an interview and you can get yourself in there. Furthermore every single person I know that wanted a legal job got one with a judge, law firm etc. got one. We have a 3L working with Judge Renqhuist this past semester and people at some of the biggest law firms in country this summer.Any questions just email me! I'd be happy to tell you anything you want.