Wednesday, April 27, 2011

University of California Davis School of Law

Note: click on any picture to enlarge.
Location: Davis, CA
U.S. News and World Report Rank: 23
What they like to talk about: N/A
Pros: I love Davis
Cons: fairly good law school in market over-saturated by better schools 

I didn't spend much time at Davis Law... and this post will reflect that. Having said that, Davis is near and dear to my heart.

I was born in Woodland, CA, which is about 20 minutes directly north of Davis. For the first 5 years of my life, I lived in Davis and loved every second of it. Davis is the bicycle capitol of the world (along with several other places) and the community is tight-knit to boot. Obviously, the University of California Davis is world famous, but it also has some really cool progressive things going on... like The Domes.

On my way to Berkeley, I stopped in Davis to eat PinkBerry and visit Davis Law. 
I should point out that King Hall (the Davis Law building) is a bit underwhelming. Half the building had been renovated and the other half is like walking through the eighties (which I actually enjoyed, but that's beside the point). 
Renovated classroom

80s classroom



Regardless, the natural surroundings almost make up for it. There is a creek that runs past the law school and forms a small lake. A fantastic bike path runs along the creek and I could imagine many a sunny afternoon spent peddling along and feeding ducks (because in my imagination, I miraculously have no homework).

Unfortunately for Davis, just down the road resides Berkeley Law and Stanford Law. These two California powerhouses insure that Davis's employment prospects are limited to Sacramento and northern California (undoubtably the best part of the state, but still, one likes to have options). Disclaimer: the part about Davis grads only getting jobs in Sacramento and extreme northern California is not meant to be a factual statement. It is a metaphor that I'm using to say: "I could go to Davis and love it, but I would have an easier time getting a job to pay off my massive law school debt if I went somewhere else." 

I withdrew last week.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting how the pics represent a 'younger' law school than those further east, which seemed a little more grand.