They received my application 11/13 and ordered my report the same day. do you think I will be complete by Nov. 30th for the EA? I hope so!
Not to burst any bubbles, but I think the EA deadline specifies that your application must be received by November 1st and
complete by November 30th--but perhaps I misunderstood when you actually sent in your app.
Any chance someone who has been to SCU would mind posting some thoughts on the school?
I have never been on an official law school tour, but I grew up nearby and have a fair amount of experience with the campus and area itself. First, I think that the campus is beautiful in that 'only in California' kind of way--great landscaping and neatly maintained grounds. The few buildings that I have been inside were fairly new, modern, and similarly well maintained. The campus is fairly small and a little bit quaint, it feels very close-knit and safe. This being said, I have never found Santa Clara to be a particularly urban environment and I think this is evident from the campus and surrounding amenities. Nearby, there are the kinds of stores you would expect to find in a nice suburb, but not a ton else. I think that having a car at Santa Clara would be a must, but there are some public transit options (like Caltrain) very near campus (which is great for going to San Francisco). That being said, Santa Clara is within driving distance of tons of cultural landmarks, museums, great restaurants, etc. so I have never found it particularly isolating in its small town feel.