Which City/Market would you choose?

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Which Market?

New York City
36
22%
Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego
18
11%
Chicago
20
12%
San Francisco/Bay Area
28
17%
Washington, D.C.
22
13%
Boston
10
6%
Florida
5
3%
Texas/Southwest
10
6%
Midwest
3
2%
South
14
8%
 
Total votes: 166

mike7174
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Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby mike7174 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:10 pm

If you had your choice of working in any city/region in the U.S. (all else being equal), where would you choose to work post graduation? I'm just trying to get a general sense of where people on TLS see themselves living/working after law school.

For me, it's gotta be NYC or SF (leaning toward the latter).
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UF Gators
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby UF Gators » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:15 pm

Anywhere but NYC.

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:18 pm

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby JOThompson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:19 pm

mike7174 wrote:If you had your choice of working in any city/region in the U.S. (all else being equal), where would you choose to work post graduation? I'm just trying to get a general sense of where people on TLS see themselves living/working after law school.

For me, it's gotta be NYC or SF (leaning toward the latter).

San Francisco, it's a much more manageable city IMO.

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby sfdreaming09 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Despite being an NYC native, for me, it’s SF all the way.

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:26 pm

Make a pole.

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kittenmittons
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby kittenmittons » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:26 pm

ATX

z*z
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby z*z » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:27 pm

Detroit

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby nyyankees » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:30 pm

yeah im ny native, but i didnt apply to anything in ny/ schools with ny as their primary market. (except cornell, im not really sure why) For me, its prob SF >> Chi>>>DC>LA>>>>>>>>NYC

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby sfdreaming09 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:32 pm

nyyankees wrote:yeah im ny native, but i didnt apply to anything in ny/ schools with ny as their primary market. (except cornell, im not really sure why) For me, its prob SF >> Chi>>>DC>LA>>>>>>>>NYC


Just out of curiosity, why so much NYC hate?

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Drew2010
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Drew2010 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:35 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:Make a pole.


+1

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Drew2010
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Drew2010 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:37 pm

I'm only considering three really: NYC, CHI, and Miami... but I don't know enough about the difference in the type of work you’d be doing in those three cities to really come to a conclusion yet. I mean, is the type of work you would do in NYC going to be more interesting than in Miami, or even Chicago?

Edit: Choose the city currently leading the pack, Chicago. Reasons? Still a major legal market, whereas I don't feel like Miami is in the same class, but I can actually contemplate buying a place there in a reasonable amount of time. In NYC the cost to buy small places in Manhattan is mind boggling.

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby baboon309 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:13 pm

You can
Drew2010 wrote:I'm only considering three really: NYC, CHI, and Miami... but I don't know enough about the difference in the type of work you’d be doing in those three cities to really come to a conclusion yet. I mean, is the type of work you would do in NYC going to be more interesting than in Miami, or even Chicago?

Edit: Choose the city currently leading the pack, Chicago. Reasons? Still a major legal market, whereas I don't feel like Miami is in the same class, but I can actually contemplate buying a place there in a reasonable amount of time. In NYC the cost to buy small places in Manhattan is mind boggling.


You can always get a cheap one in Inwood/Washington Height :)

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The Zeppelin
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby The Zeppelin » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:15 pm

Denver/Mountain West

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby fortissimo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:16 pm

Out of those, NYC or Chicago would be ideal.

It's probably NYC > Chicago >>>>>SF/Atlanta/DC.
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Tangerine Gleam
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:17 pm

SF Bay all the way. No interest in NYC.

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Rand M.
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:18 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
ksgator wrote:Anywhere but NYC.

TITCR

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GATORTIM
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:18 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:Make a pole.


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badwithpseudonyms
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:19 pm

^^^ I was waiting for someone to say something about that.

San Francisco. Too bad it's on the other side of the country IRL.

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Vincent Vega
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:20 pm

Rand M. wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:
ksgator wrote:Anywhere but NYC.

TITCR


This.

I voted Chicago.

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby umichgrad » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:20 pm

DC all the way. Clean, pretty city, nice people, sweet 'burbs to camp out in, nature and beaches nearby, philly and nyc just a train ride away.

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Rand M.
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:27 pm

umichgrad wrote:DC all the way. Clean, pretty city, nice people, sweet 'burbs to camp out in, nature and beaches nearby, philly and nyc just a train ride away.


Too bad it has the COL of NYC without half of the culture. The biggest draw to DC is prestige, right behind New York there. For QOL though it falls pretty far down the list.

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby sfdreaming09 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:31 pm

Rand M. wrote:
umichgrad wrote:DC all the way. Clean, pretty city, nice people, sweet 'burbs to camp out in, nature and beaches nearby, philly and nyc just a train ride away.


Too bad it has the COL of NYC without half of the culture. The biggest draw to DC is prestige, right behind New York there. For QOL though it falls pretty far down the list.


What do you mean by prestige? Is it really considered "prestigious" to practice in NYC or DC? just curious...

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby fortissimo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:35 pm

NYC and DC are probably considered the most prestigious for law. And then Chicago.

The most competitive jobs are in DC (federal government jobs, etc). The top of class always seem to gun for DC and DC is more stable than other markets. DC is far the hardest market to get into and it's dominated by people who had prestigious clerkships/top 10% grades, etc.

NYC (still) has the largest and more prestigious offices and a lot of international offices will only lateral associates to work abroad from their NYC office, and not from other offices in other cities. It's where a lot of the big transactional work gets done.

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby umichgrad » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:37 pm

Rand M. wrote:
umichgrad wrote:DC all the way. Clean, pretty city, nice people, sweet 'burbs to camp out in, nature and beaches nearby, philly and nyc just a train ride away.


Too bad it has the COL of NYC without half of the culture. The biggest draw to DC is prestige, right behind New York there. For QOL though it falls pretty far down the list.


Eh, I disagree on both counts. I lived in both nyc and dc for extended periods of time, and COL is astronomically higher in new york. If you want city life without living in the city itself, for nyc you've got...new jersey...and for DC you have really cute places in virginia and maryland. Sure, new york might be more exciting for a night out, but I've gone to more lectures, galleries, concerts, and shows in DC than I ever did in new york. You just have to know where to look! Plus in DC you don't feel all scummy at the end of the night :)




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