Mr. Somebody wrote:norcalChk wrote:The other thing is, even though Hastings isnt ranked as well as USC, Hastings seems to offer more in terms of extracurricular activities. For example, Hastings offers more law journals, while USC only offers three.
And I've talked to hiring partners and recruiters who say that performance in law school is more important than school ranking (Basically, doing well at Hastings is better than performing mediocre at USC).
This isn't reflected in the employment stats. Big firms take only the tip top 10% of the class at Hastings whereas they take a third of the students at USC
Once again, irrelevant for what OP is specifically asking for. At least as many Bay Area firms will come to Hastings as USC. USC's placement outside of the bay area will be more -- but that's not what OP is asking about.