Best school for practicing in San Diego?

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Best Option?

USD w/ $$
38
83%
Hastings
7
15%
Davis
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

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Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby ron1321 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:29 pm

Which of these schools would be best for someone who wants to practice in SD? Thanks

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twert
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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby twert » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:41 pm

not a lot of biglaw in san diego, so i cant see paying sticker at a uc as a good idea.

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby hans3n » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:45 pm

Even USD without money is the best bet of all those schools

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby ron1321 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:45 pm

so im guessing from the poll people think that the greater prestige of Hastings/Davis isnt worth it? Do Hastings/Davis grads have a hard time finding work in the SD region?

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby hans3n » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:49 pm

Depends on what kind of jobs you are talking about. If biglaw, check the websites of firms in san diego, and narrow your search to see which schools most come from. USD is probably the most popular.

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby anthonyc350 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:28 am

did the OP mention biglaw or am i missing something?

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:30 am

I was actually pretty curious about SD myself. I'm a SF Bay Area guy first and foremost, but I'm pretty open to working in most of CA...so basically I'm bookmarking this thread.

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:31 am

Do Davis/Hastings place well in SD? Not necessarily "BigLaw."

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby twert » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:11 am

anthonyc350 wrote:did the OP mention biglaw or am i missing something?

what you are missing is the assumption i made that paying full price for davis or hastings makes no sense unless you are counting on biglaw. op did no mention it

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby ron1321 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:27 am

twert wrote:
anthonyc350 wrote:did the OP mention biglaw or am i missing something?

what you are missing is the assumption i made that paying full price for davis or hastings makes no sense unless you are counting on biglaw. op did no mention it


not sure about big law. seems hastings/davis dont put much of their class into big law. i'm assuming thats in the bay area? how do they place in big law in SD? thanks for the responses!

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby anthonyc350 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:09 pm

If you're going to USD and working in San Diego you will not be working in biglaw, especially right now.

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Re: Best school for practicing in San Diego?

Postby hans3n » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Of those 3 schools, USD gives you the best chance. I think your poll results are accurate in ranking the success/placement of the respective schools in the San Diego area.




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