Has anyone committed to SCU yet? Funny thing is I was born and raised in Santa Clara but have never visited the campus. Would like to hear if anyone has visited and their thoughts.
Would a Santa Clara degree be beneficial in San Diego if I wanted to work here in the future? Not talking about biglaw or anything... I want to work at a company in-house as legal counsel
If you plan on going to SCU then you should expect to be in the Bay Area for a few years (maybe your entire life?). So, I would not recommend going to SCU if you seriously plan on going to San Diego in the near future. This is the case for many law schools, not just SCU. I have a lot of friends who went down to Loyola/USD/Pepp with plans on coming back north and were not able to. Also as the above poster stated, SD is a tiny legal market, and even USD kids have a very hard time finding jobs there.
the campus: it is a nice small campus. however, the law school buildings are really outdated. I was told that there are plansfor a new law building in teh future, but i'm not sure if it'll be in the next 3 years though. The campus, as a whole, is beautiful. they have a brand new "undergrad" library which is pretty modern. The student who gave me a tour told me that most of his classmates study there instead of the law library, which i can see happening since it is a whole lot nicer and right next to the law buildings.