calilaw wrote:UC Hastings is your only good option. Loyola is a distant second, if you plan on staying in the LA area and get considerable $$ and are willing to put up with any stipulations they may have (i.e. risk of substantial debt)
Yeah I kind of want to stay in LA. If I go to Hastings do I have a shot to work in LA? Or am i better off at Loyola if I want to work in LA ?
If you really want LA, Loyola is probably a better option (holding everything else constant). Hastings historically has pretty good statewide reach, but in the current job market Hastings grads are probably more restricted geographically, and I would not go there if you're sure you want an LA job. Either way, you may be forced to settle for a job outside your preferred location.
Furthermore, if these are your school options, take money offers seriously and be prepared to work your ass off to assure a decent ranking.