I've lived in Gropius for the past three years...
I thought Gropius is "you're on your own" for your 2L and 3L years? Are there always Type-1 rooms left over after all the 1Ls are done choosing?
2. Thoughts on how to meet the undergraduate Houses' Masters and Deans so that you can apply to be a residential tutor in your 2L and 3L years, when you have no reason to be inside the Houses ever?
1. No and yes, respectively. If I remember correctly, returning students actually choose before 1Ls, but they choose from a limited number of rooms — but few enough people stay in the dorms as 2Ls and 3Ls that it's generally not a problem. If you want to live in Gropius during any year of HLS, you can live in Gropius. (I lived in Gropius during my MPP year of a JD/MPP, even.)
2. Become a freshman proctor? There are several times as many people who want to be resident tutors (and freshman proctors) as there are positions, so this is a hard gig to get.
MyopicVisage wrote:I was told SF is litigation heavy so I should really only focus on SV offices. Am I misinformed?
That's an oversimplification. There are maybe half a dozen major powerhouses in emerging companies/venture capital work in the Bay Area. Some of them have much larger SF offices than SV offices (e.g., MoFo) and as a result do plenty of this practice in SF, some have pretty big offices in both places and do plenty of this in both places (e.g., Cooley), and some are only in SV (e.g., Gunderson). If you're interested in this practice in the Bay Area, you should look at both SF and SV.
I say this especially because the Bay Area legal market is a tough market, one of the toughest in the country. Cast your net wide.