Which City/Market would you choose?

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

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

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ConMan345
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby ConMan345 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:08 pm

jcl2 wrote:
gatorlion wrote:Chicago is unbelievably clean and the people are incredibly nice, although it is by far the coldest of the big cities I have been to.

Boston is a lot of fun, clean, access to quaint suburbs, great food, but very cold.

NYC is fast-paced, prestigious, has great public transportation, filthy, the people are uncommonly mean, and it is absurdly expensive (yes, a $1300/month studio in Brooklyn is expensive).

San Fran has the beautiful bay, nice people, and Boudin's, but is also expensive and dirty.

Miami is lively, diverse (sorry Chicago), and has beaches that destroy any beach on the West Coast (i.e. you can swim without donning a spacesuit) but not much of an intellectual atmosphere.

D.C. has a great wonkish environment, great access to suburbs via clean public transportation, but a little dirty and not everyone likes motivated policy types (i.e. not for Californians).

L.A. has great weather, nice (but often superficial) people, horrible public transportation, and barely qualifies as a major city due to its sprawling development.

I'd love to hear about Seattle and Portland...


Seattle is a beautiful city and the weather is really not as bad as the stereotype, absolutely gorgeous summers. The character of the city is similar to San Francisco IMO, though Seattle is a little smaller and a lot cleaner. COL is a little high, though not nearly as high as the major cities in CA. Also, there are great residential neighborhoods in the city, it is entirely possible to have a house with a yard within the city and only a short commute from downtown.

I personally am not a huge fan of Portland. In a lot of ways it is just a smaller, less attractive, less exciting version of Seattle, with slightly crappier weather (rainier, cloudier, and occasionally too hot in the summer). Portland gets a lot of praise for being very progressive and "green," with great public transportation, urban planning, and a nice green belt. I guess the city of Portland itself fits that billing, but the green belt is so restrictive that most people end up living outside of it in sprawling and really poorly planned suburbs like Beaverton.

Sorry if that was more than you wanted to hear :)


SHHHHHhhhhhhh, the seattle legal market is hard enough to break into!

:wink:

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gatorlion
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby gatorlion » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:28 pm

Thanks for filling in the gaps! Also, if someone could review Denver, that would be great (I've been admitted to Colorado so I'm curious).

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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:04 pm

fortissimo wrote: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.

Is fortissimo an elaborate flame?

Also, for me, as an NYC native, it's SF>NY>DC>LA>Chicago. I'd rather die than work in any other market mentioned here.

irishman86
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby irishman86 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:53 pm

Chicago>NYC>DC>SF

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agentzer0
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby agentzer0 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:05 pm

rayiner wrote:
missvik218 wrote:NC (Charlotte) > ATL/DC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anywhere else.

Edit: Voted South but more Mid ---> South Atlantic


I like you.


you just like boob-tar.

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gatorlion
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby gatorlion » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:56 am

irishman86 wrote:Chicago>NYC>DC>SF


You might be dyslexic. I think your ordering is roughly backwards.

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rayiner
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Re: Which City/Market would you choose?

Postby rayiner » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:58 am

agentzer0 wrote:
rayiner wrote:
missvik218 wrote:NC (Charlotte) > ATL/DC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anywhere else.

Edit: Voted South but more Mid ---> South Atlantic


I like you.


you just like boob-tar.


That and I love Atlanta.




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