I'm from Texas, but currently working in San Francisco, and I'm deciding between Santa Clara and Pepperdine. I know Pepperdine is higher ranked, but I know I want to live and work in the Bay Area. My boyfriend, who I live with now, will also remain in San Francisco. (Just so everyone can get an idea of my attachment to the Bay Area!)
Will Pepperdine's higher ranking outweigh the benefits of going to law school in the region in which I plan to practice?
This is a no brainer. Santa Clara.