FlanAl wrote:Just wondering why California? Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and a whole bunch of other states could really benefit from someone doing public interest and immigration and having those as back ups could really open up your options. If you speak spanish and are dead set on doing public interest immigration stuff and you only want to be in California then lower ranked California schools shouldn't be out of the question. I mean if you are planning on getting loans etc. and then living in Cali on a public defender salary you are going to be hurting.
SOrry if that seemed impolite I'm just wondering about the strong Cali connection.
PS is SC really not an option with his stats?
First things first: Love the avatar.
Why California? I just love it there. It's everything: the weather, the culture, the natural beauty, the setup (cities to the west, nature to the east), the general attitudes of the people.
I'm definitely considering lower ranked Cali schools, especially Davis. I really want to live in SD, so USD is even in my sights. It's just tough because I know some offices recruit from national schools and tend to hire from there rather than local schools. I'm sure those people tend to have ties, though
UCLA and USC seem to be about equal in terms of my chances--not out of the question, but not very good. So the question is if it's worth the risk when I'd be giving up my chances at T14 for a lower ranked Cali school.
So it would be good to get an idea of: Would UC Davis or [M or V] be better for Cali with no ties assuming I could spend 1L summer there (if I could get an internship there)?