As the seemingly classic Davis v. Hastings candidate, I came away from Hastings' ASD with an attitude of "eh----ok it's do-able," but not at all sold. I've been in some bad areas before, but that is not somewhere I'd ever want to frequent. Walking four blocks in the middle of the day toward Union Square, I felt like I was going to get straight up robbed. I shit you not. There are sketchy looking people (some with bandanas over their faces) posted and huddling on every corner, the wonderfully pungent smells, homeless people, poop in the street, seedy Tijuana-esque stores, and strip clubs if that's your thing. The rest of SF (the other neighborhoods that is), the public transit, the food, etc...were all awesome. Hastings' faculty and students were all great, and their library, reading room, and classes were very nice.
I'm weirded out that they don't give 1L's access to Westlaw or Lexis during the first semester, so that they're "forced to learn the book system."
Also the fact that they made you choose 2/3 presentations during ASD (student panel v. career office presentation v. funding your education) was bullshit as well. I wanted all 3 dammit.
Needless to say. Davis is still very much in the mix.