Page 1 of 1

Chicago vs. Virginia for the Southeast

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:50 am
by duckmoney
I want to work in the Southeast, especially in FL. I also have clerkship ambitions.

Does Chicago have enough national reputation / better overall job prospects to overcome UVA's ties and regional reputation here?

Assume cost is inconsequential (scholly offers not in yet).

Re: Chicago vs. Virginia for the Southeast

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:34 am
by bdubs
FL is an awfully long way from Virginia and Chicago places better in clerkships. I wouldn't look at the "regional" placement stats and equate SE with Florida. Do you want to work at a big law firm in Miami?

Re: Chicago vs. Virginia for the Southeast

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:43 pm
by RVP11
If cost is inconsequential, and assuming you have FL ties, just go to Chicago.

Re: Chicago vs. Virginia for the Southeast

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:40 pm
by duckmoney
bdubs wrote:FL is an awfully long way from Virginia and Chicago places better in clerkships. I wouldn't look at the "regional" placement stats and equate SE with Florida. Do you want to work at a big law firm in Miami?


Actually I would be more interested in a big firm (to the extent they exist, mostly satellite offices of national firms) in Jax or Tampa. Although I'd certainly be interested in firms in Atlanta, Charlotte, and other Southeast markets.

What I know I don't want is NYC or Chicago or any other cold place that ask for even more billable hours than do southeast firms.

Re: Chicago vs. Virginia for the Southeast

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:28 pm
by megaTTTron
wait for scholly info. if you're in at both you probably got some $$ from UVA. The $$ at UVA might make it worth it.