NayBoer wrote:Eh, I applied there. I wouldn't recommend anybody apply who isn't prepared to do non-biglaw work in Sacramento or Reno.
If you can't make T14, might as well shoot for money at a school with regional recognition. I'm not sure McGeorge with a huge pile of money isn't at least competitive with none at Davis.
I have a friend at McGeorge that is 3L right now.
At first I thought the school was terrible, but as I learn more about things, it's certainly not a bad choice depending on what you want. If you want to work in the government, a regional school in Sacramento probably isn't a bad place. If you have the scores, I'm sure they'll offer out some money. If you want to work in Sac, and again have the good numbers, why not? Where else you gonna go?
I'm realizing this more and more (what you said): If you aren't going top-14, you are going regional. If you are going regional, F- the US news rankings (for the most part), look at regional placement/reputation, and go where you want to work, and the school that offers the best balance of money/placement/intangibles.
It's a bittersweet realization (more sweet if I get the money I hope for). Although, reading these forums become a lot less useful once you realize T-14 isn't in your future.