Davis V Hastings

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Davis V Hastings

Postby IEmperor2020 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:17 pm

Split between these two.

Hastings is offering significantly more money, is closer to internship opportunities and I have LEOP.

Is the BAR pass rate enough to tip the scales in favor of Davis?
Employment rate is almost equal, but the class sizes are significant.

Thoughts?

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby ray.bee » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:38 pm

IEmperor2020 wrote:Split between these two.

Hastings is offering significantly more money, is closer to internship opportunities and I have LEOP.

Is the BAR pass rate enough to tip the scales in favor of Davis?
Employment rate is almost equal, but the class sizes are significant.

Thoughts?


Have you visited Hastings? I have heard very negative things. A lot of drug use near campus and other safety issues.

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby trebekismyhero » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:40 pm

What do you want to do and where do you want to do it? How much will cost of attendance be at both?

Davis is probably a slightly better school, but not worth paying that much more. Neither of them are worth going into a lot of debt for

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby kaptainkeepa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:53 pm

I am curious as well about this! I am torn between the two. I want that city life but I don't know if I REALLY want to live in the Tenderloin.

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby UVA2B » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 pm

trebekismyhero wrote:What do you want to do and where do you want to do it? How much will cost of attendance be at both?

Davis is probably a slightly better school, but not worth paying that much more. Neither of them are worth going into a lot of debt for

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby dabigchina » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:06 pm

kaptainkeepa wrote:I am curious as well about this! I am torn between the two. I want that city life but I don't know if I REALLY want to live in the Tenderloin.

Living near that area definitely sucks. If the price is right though I would suck it up.

It's either that or retake and go somewhere else.

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby Pure Applesauce » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:29 pm

what are your goals

what is the cost of attendance for each school

what are your stats


preliminary answer is retake

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby KMart » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:31 pm

Pure Applesauce wrote:what are your goals

what is the cost of attendance for each school

what are your stats


preliminary answer is retake

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby IEmperor2020 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Pure Applesauce wrote:what are your goals

what is the cost of attendance for each school

what are your stats


preliminary answer is retake



I'm interested in employment/labor law - towards the labor/plaintiff side but still trying to explore other fields.

I don't mind the particular area being so shawty, I'm used to similar areas in LA. It's a non-issue for me.

The pros and cons I've considered in favor of hastings have been due to Location. Hastings is near a ton of firms. Davis is a bit out of the way, which might be a hassle for summer jobs and such. I don't wanna get into the Sacramento Market. If I'm going up north from LA, I wanna be in the Bay area. I've gotten mixed info on how well Davis penetrates the Market in the Bay area, whereas Hastings seems to have good footing.

Scholarships are virtually the same. about a 10k difference (Hastings providing 10k more) So despite COL being higher, COA balances out since I'm getting less assistance from Davis.

Also have the added help of LEOP from Hastings. Not sure if thats a game changer, but extra academic support is good right?

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:29 pm

What's your actual COA? The two schools might cost the same amount, but if that amount is more than $100k, you shouldn't go.

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby lordmac69 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:33 pm

Definitely Hastings. Private message me if you want to know more about LEOP. Also, you don't have to live in the TL, lots of people live in the East Bay/elsewhere.

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby IEmperor2020 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:36 pm

Both are Roughly 38K/year. Approx. 112-116 total

Waitlisted at UCLA so I'm really deciding on a plan B here

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:40 pm

IEmperor2020 wrote:Both are Roughly 38K/year. Approx. 112-116 total

Waitlisted at UCLA so I'm really deciding on a plan B here


Retake, reapply.

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby IEmperor2020 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:46 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
IEmperor2020 wrote:Both are Roughly 38K/year. Approx. 112-116 total

Waitlisted at UCLA so I'm really deciding on a plan B here


Retake, reapply.



I've maxed out my retakes, it'd be a real time killer to wait

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:48 pm

IEmperor2020 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
IEmperor2020 wrote:Both are Roughly 38K/year. Approx. 112-116 total

Waitlisted at UCLA so I'm really deciding on a plan B here


Retake, reapply.



I've maxed out my retakes, it'd be a real time killer to wait


Well, it'll be a real finances-killer to be paying off your debts for 20 years (or paying half your salary for 10 years).

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Re: Davis V Hastings

Postby Borhas » Wed May 10, 2017 10:57 am

ray.bee wrote:
IEmperor2020 wrote:Split between these two.

Hastings is offering significantly more money, is closer to internship opportunities and I have LEOP.

Is the BAR pass rate enough to tip the scales in favor of Davis?
Employment rate is almost equal, but the class sizes are significant.

Thoughts?


Have you visited Hastings? I have heard very negative things. A lot of drug use near campus and other safety issues.


Yeah but it's also in the middle of SF. I went to Hastings and had a blast because of it. Neither Hastings nor Davis are really going to impress anyone in the legal community, but they're both the sort of places where few people would assume you are dumb for going there. It worked out quite well for me though. I am now a public defender in Colorado, and Hastings' LRAP pays most of PAYE payments, so I don't feel the debt in any meaningful way. Lots of my friends had a tough time finding jobs at graduation, and it took them a while to get settled in, but I also don't know anyone that is destitute or anything like that. Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal though, always trust data more.


With that said, if you have other opportunities than going to law school, seriously consider those as neither of these places are going to be a safe path to great employment prospects. But if you are going to blow a bunch of money on school then it may as well be in SF rather than Davis.

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