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“Beware their study abroad programs, which they cancel at last minute”
July 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Their study abroad program has a lot of options; if they all ran, they'd be great.

Downers

They cancelled a program for low enrollment 8 weeks before it started. Who seriously didn't already have air booked 8 weeks out? This was a huge wrench in my summer; put me 3 credits short of summer graduation, couldn't get flight refunded, etc. And the "help" coordinator was really unhelpful and snarky.

Comments

Avoid law school in general, really, but also vet the summer abroad programs carefully, and go through someone else.

Would You Recommend

No

“Santa Clara Law review”
September 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great for tech and working in the valley after school.

Professors are tied into the cutting edge legal and corporate issues in the Valley.

Great alumni network both in house and in all the main tech focused law firms in Northern California

Downers

Very competitive for the top spots. Focused on IP. Classes take too many students contributing to the school's ranking decline.

Comments

If you want to work in the Valley in any tech law related area this school is perfect. The scholarship opportunities are great and if you place in the top 10% you are considered on par with Stanford and Berkley law students for receiving the Biglaw jobs with the added benefit of a fraction the student debt.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Recent Law Graduate”
June 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great school for start-ups and Silicon Valley connections. The student body is great and the campus is beautiful. It's close to San Francisco without being in the city. You can live nearby and walk to school. The professors are AMAZING. I have made some life long friends from professors and classmates. A couple of professors even helped myself and two classmates set up a company pro-bono. The certificates, especially the sports law and health law one are great.

Downers

The facilities are outdated but they are building a new library. The law library is really old and the class building is kind of cramped. The curriculum and career center is heavily IP based because of being in Silicon Valley. I wasn't an IP attorney so it was hard to find a niche.

Comments

Make sure you really want to go to law school. Santa Clara is expensive in both tuition and rent. See if you can negotiate a scholarship. Make sure to join as many clubs as you can. It's a great school if you make the most of it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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