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Extremely difficult to get into law school. Lots of work filling out the application, taking the admissions test, and getting references. Make sure you really want it before applying because if the application process is hard, the actual school part is terribly hard!
The part of San Francisco that Hastings is in is called the tenderloin and considered to be ghetto. There are several areas around the school where the homeless stay and sleep at. There are tons of mentally ill people who wander the streets talking to themselves or screaming and cursing at random people. There are tons of drug addicts using and buying drugs on the cross streets. There is a lot of criminal activity going on and student are victims some of the time to assault, battery, and robbery of their phones and laptops. The bike area often gets stolen from. The campus is safe though because each entrance has a campus police officer and each person entering must show ID to prove there members of the school to prevent the wide range of currupt residents transients and homeless from aging access to the school. The police also send texts immediately after any crime is committed. The area is unsafe and I disagree strongly with the schools polucy that the police are not allowed to have guns. They need to be able to protect us from the vikebce and dangers of the people. The people who live around are not heathy having mental illnesses, disabled, addiction to drugs, lack if food, bathing, and shelter being homeless. The campus is clean and sanitary and students are well and happy but there are some students with disabilities that make education challenging.
I wish I didn't go to law school but medical school instead. It's very competitive and only 10% can get anA on an exam no matter how good everyone was, then 25% can get a B and the rest must receive a C,D, or F. There is only one chance for a grade, the final exam which are way too long over 4 hours and that you grade for the class without any other assignments for points. I like a class setting where there are homework reading exams papers discussions, etc a variety to keep me occupied interested and knowledgeable. The students are very rude treating each other as lesser than them because of the ranking system. No one will help anyone because you are all competing against one another. Many students have daddy's and mom's who are lawyers and got in law schoolm because of that and think they are better than you and smarter than you err. I came from a disadvantaged backgrounds abd if I share that with anyone then they treat me like trash. there isn't very much academic support. You just have to learn how to relearn all over again because law school isn't like undergrad. It's analytical and unclear. You can bend the law in your favor. Nothing is certain in law school. It cost me $175,000 and I'm in serous debt and it wasn't worth it.