lawstudento wrote:ettalynn wrote:Another point: rankings vary. Two or three years ago Hastings and Davis were tied. 20 or so schools are roughly tied in that tier of the US News rankings and unpredictably swap places. Impossible to tell whether the trend in Davis rising/Hastings dropping will continue.
If you want to work in California, whatever trend you may try to discern really doesn't matter.
For employment within California, particularly the Bay Area, Hastings and Davis are going to get you just about the same opportunities. If you have good grades at either school, you will be competitive with basically the same places. OCI placement probably won't differ much. However, if you are looking for jobs you have to do footwork for, in the Bay Area, it's probably going to be easier to make contacts to get your foot in the door from Hastings simply due to proximity.
Rankings simply don't matter in this case.
exactly, they are practically the same.
hastings has more alumni and a better reputation though, especially in the bay area.