The Brainalist wrote:
WTF are non-grades for if not surfing? Seriously, where is my quality of life boost for choosing Berkeley, then? May as well go to Cornell.
And you can't even go most places in SF on the BART. The financial district, tenderloin, Castro/Mission. I think that's it. Sunset, haight/ashbury, wharf, golden gate/presidio, chinatown, little tokyo, little italy, north beach, lake merced. Like 90% of SF is not really accessible from the bart. Granted, getting to the financial district or the mission is something, but it hardly makes it a "great" public transit system. You are looking at a day trip anytime you want to do something besides get a taco at Mission.
The problem is that the Bay Area is awesome, but you need a car to really enjoy it. Otherwise, it may as well be Cornell.
I really don't get this mentality among OLs. Law school at any T14 will likely be the most work you will probably have to put in in your life so far unless you did undergrad at MIT or majored in engineering at another top school. Grades still matter at Boalt since it does curve to P/H/HH; you probably need at least some Hs to have a remote shot at biglaw, and probably need Hs and HHs to have a decent shot at certain biglaw jobs, and you probably need all Hs and HHs (predominantly HHs) to have a shot at clerkships. Law school isn't a joke at any T14 unless you don't care about having a job post-graduation. I don't get why some OLs expect to "cruise" in law school and expect a decent job. (This might only work at HYS, and even then Harvard used to sub-P.) I just really find it amusing what some 0Ls think - You guys have no idea the amount of hours that some of your future classmates will put in during law school and you will be competing against these people on a curve.