bschroeder wrote:I am definitely thinking of moving to Hawaii for law school. I hadn't seriously considered the the idea, but after being accepted, the prospect has become much more attractive.
On another note, I am not a stickler on law school rankings, but I was surprised to see that Richardson fell in the rankings from #82 to a tier 3 in a matter of a year or two. Does anyone have any insight into this or if any of the school's programs are seriously lacking? At any rate, I'd likely stay in Hawaii after law school anyway, so I am not too concerned with trying to break into a legal market elsewhere after completing a JD at Richardson.
If you want to stay in Hawaii then Richardson would make sense... the general impression I get from Richardson is that it's a good school but suffers in the rankings because of it's unique position of being the only law school in Hawaii. Because it favors Native Hawaiians/Locals in admissions, the school accepts applicants with lower test scores and GPA who have those connections vs mainlanders with good LSAT GPA combinations, therefore causing lower rankings.
Have you stayed in Hawaii/Oahu for a lengthy period of time at all? I definitely think it's important to make sure Hawaii is where you wanna be, I don't think it's for everybody.
Were you planning on going to the admitted students day?