The reason i said UVA and Penn would be better if you dont want cali is because most other big markets think UVA>Berk. Texas i know this for sure because even many in the law community hate what the Berkeley image is. NYC and DC seem to like UVA grads more? i mean other then Cali UVA seems to be closer to the main markets and maybe looked upon more highly.
Shaggier - that doesn't even warrant a reply. This guy's in a bubble if he thinks UVA>Boalt. Maybe in the mid-atlantic region. But for most of the world it's Berk>UVA and everyone knows it. I'm not a uva troll - i love uva and it was very high on my list. But go to Shanghai or Melbourne or Berlin or Mumbai on a business trip and ask what they think. Oh, Berkeley wow. And UV-what?