Emerging Legal Markets....

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Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby reasonabledoubt » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:11 pm

Choosing a school based on it's location within an emerging legal market may make a lot of sense. Question: Which legal markets are emerging or at least growing alongside an relatively thriving economy or population? (state-level)

Of course, it's probably impossible to say any economy is "thriving" at this point so I mean weathering the economic storm better than other regions while positioning themselves for growth when things stabilize, at least generally speaking.

Indianapolis? Atlanta? Pacific NW? Surely it's not CA, NYC, or DC. Which legal markets do you think will be strongest for new JD's in 3 years?


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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby arundodonax » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:36 pm

I'm just gonna guess what's going to keep chugging along, assuming that nothing is truly "emerging" right now:

DC - Yes, everyone and their aunt wants a government job right now, but it's still the best bet in the county for recession proof jobs - provided you go to a T14/tier 1+ DC school

Pittsburgh - Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare.

Delaware - super business friendly = still more law jobs than usual.

Salt Lake City - again, business friendly.

Baltimore - again, health jobs.

Indy - Manufacturing has tanked in Indiana, but the state is otherwise financially sound.

Houston - Healthcare?
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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby Gunz353 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:38 pm

I'm gonna say that IP in Minn/St. Paul is pretty strong right now and continuing to grow.

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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby nealric » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:16 am

Mumbai, Hyderabad.

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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby ozarkhack » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:10 pm

I would say any place where natural gas and other energy-production fields are growing. Say, Tex, Okla., Ark. and others. Also, anywhere where people need/want but can't get enough water.

So, I guess ... flyover territory w/ focus on enviro&natural resources?


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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby fortissimo » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:48 am

nealric wrote:Mumbai, Hyderabad.

haha, yes.

I've heard stories from a few professors about legal jobs being outsourced.

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Re: Emerging Legal Markets....

Postby mpasi » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:33 am

Texas for trade law.

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