Colorado versus California

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wardy007
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Colorado versus California

Postby wardy007 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:50 pm

I currently live in orange county (California) and am limited by proximity in law schools in this area. Orange county is a very nice place to live and this is where I would want to practice if I stayed in California--newport beach, irvine, costa mesa. Planning on attending Chapman, if I get admitted. Quite frankly, USC and UCLA are too far for me to commute and I'm not sure I would be admitted. I'm not sure I really like LA.

I do have one question though, if anyone could field this. When I graduate in 3 years 2014, what is the California law market like? Are there a lot of decent jobs? Especially considering the high cost of education here and the higher standard of living.

I am also applying for Colorado. I lived in Colorado for 3 years before I moved here. I was just wondering if there's a better market there or I should stay in California.

Any thoughts? I'm looking at graduating with a JD, no specialization at this point. I do have interest in family law. But ultimately, I want to make the right choice instead of trying to transfer after the first year, which I've heard is nearly impossible.

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby RVP11 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:46 pm

wardy007 wrote:When I graduate in 3 years 2014, what is the California law market like? Are there a lot of decent jobs? Especially considering the high cost of education here and the higher standard of living.


Let me hop in my time machine and figure this out for you...be back soon.

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby TT09 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:37 pm

RVP11 wrote:
wardy007 wrote:When I graduate in 3 years 2014, what is the California law market like? Are there a lot of decent jobs? Especially considering the high cost of education here and the higher standard of living.


Let me hop in my time machine and figure this out for you...be back soon.

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Hahaha. Laughed so hard at this...sorry OP, but you really kinda set yourself up with that question.

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby trudat15 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:40 pm

If you must be in OC, how about UCI? They are working harder as hell to make sure all their grads are employed.

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby krad » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:43 pm

RVP11 wrote:
wardy007 wrote:When I graduate in 3 years 2014, what is the California law market like? Are there a lot of decent jobs? Especially considering the high cost of education here and the higher standard of living.


Let me hop in my time machine and figure this out for you...be back soon.

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lolz I was just watching this thread, waiting for a response...

agreed with the irvine comment.

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby wardy007 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:49 am

trudat15 wrote:If you must be in OC, how about UCI? They are working harder as hell to make sure all their grads are employed.


I didn't think they were fully accredited yet..

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby wardy007 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:51 am

I guess I just perceived that there were a lot of attorneys in California and I would be competing with graduates of USC and UCLA.

Just trying to get a feel from someone that may be in the job market now in either state?

But if you do get that time machine working...lemme know :)

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Re: Colorado versus California

Postby trudat15 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:18 am

wardy007 wrote:
trudat15 wrote:If you must be in OC, how about UCI? They are working harder as hell to make sure all their grads are employed.


I didn't think they were fully accredited yet..


That's only because they arent eligible because they are so new. They are provisionally accredited and once their first class takes the bar, they will be accredited. With their faculty and dean, it would be SHOCKING if they werent.

No one can tell you what the legal market will be like in 2014, and if you stay here you will be competing with USC, UCLA and anyone else that wants socal from a top ranked school. From what I've read, UCI career services will do whatever they can to get you hired. There's even talk of the Dean calling in favors to judges to get his students summer jobs.




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