You should probably get into Davis, decent chance at Hastings, just try UCLA but you're not going to get it. Don't bother with any of the other Cali schools, they really suck and I doubt any of them would give you enough $$ to make it worth it. Well if you want to live in San Diego, apply to USD but don't go unless they give you enough money to bring the tuition down to in-state CA level (~$25K). USD is by far the best school for SD but even so, it's not worth whatever they're charging in private tuition.You know what might be a good idea for you: try the University of Arizona. You'll probably get in and you can get in-state your second year, which would make it cheaper than Hastings or Davis. Big SD firms are huge on local ties, and if you're from SD I doubt they'd apply a worse cutoff do you than they would an SD native at Hastings, Davis or USD. They might not interview on campus though, but if you hustle you can get around that.At the U of A, small firms in SD will probably give you the same look that they'd give a USD grad, provided you're from SD. You'd also open up the Phoenix legal market for you, one of the few in the country that's actually growing.