First of all, there is nothing wrong with ULV's campus. For the region, its actually quite lovely. I just wish they had planted more palm trees than "real" trees for us foreign-folk.
The curve IS a little harsh, but no more than most other schools. You must get a 2.0 or get kicked out and the "The distribution will be applied to Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Property, Civil
Procedure, and Constitutional Law where the enrollment exceeds 21 students and
suggested in those courses where the enrollment is between 13 and 20 students" is as follows:
3.3 or above 0 – 5%
3.0 to 3.2 10 – 15%
2.7 to 2.9 10 – 20%
2.4 to 2.6 15 – 25%
2.0 to 2.3 30 – 40%
1.9 or below 5 – 15%
Also, as for choosing Widener over ULV...everything that's been said is true. Also, ULV's placement rate at graduation is 86%. Many of the professors at ULV are partners in established firms in the area and recruit students upon graduation. The ratio of residents to lawyers in the Inland Empire region is 900:1 - compared to the LA/San Diego area, this is promising...their ratio is closer to 200:1. If you *don't* get a job upon graduation from ULV, its your own fault. The only reason it hasn't been accrediated is due to its newness. I don't know what Widener has for its defense, but if you want to stay on the west coast, there isn't a good reason to not attend ULV.