what are the best markets?

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what are the best markets?

Postby dingoesatmybaby » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:41 pm

I realize most places in the US are not thriving when it comes to law employment, but are there any areas where it is more in demand or easier to find work. And I mean this for people who do not attend T1 schools. I will most likely end up going to a T2 or even a T3 school (160 LSAT) so will already have to deal with the competitors right out of the T1 schools, but basically what I'm trying to find out, is at this point what is my best option, location-wise?

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:44 pm

some thoughts:

- Really you should focus on where you will be happy living.
- Especially since you will be working there for many years.
- The best markets for you are probably ones with only one T2/T3 school.
- Also, non-major markets where grads from T14 schools rarely go.
- Know that it will be tough no matter where you go.
- Expect the worst: minimize your debt.

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby bigben » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:46 pm

Wherever you have the most connections.

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 pm

dingoesatmybaby wrote:I realize most places in the US are not thriving when it comes to law employment, but are there any areas where it is more in demand or easier to find work. And I mean this for people who do not attend T1 schools. I will most likely end up going to a T2 or even a T3 school (160 LSAT) so will already have to deal with the competitors right out of the T1 schools, but basically what I'm trying to find out, is at this point what is my best option, location-wise?


An area where t14 grads rarely go and where there arent really any better schools (T14 schools) in the area. But make sure you'll be happy there!

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:28 pm

What everyone else said.

Just look for someplace with a high Quality of Life where there isn't extensive competition. Think Colorado, Minnesota, Washington State, New England area (Boston would be tough though), Pennsylvania for more of an urban environment, etc.
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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:28 pm

i feel like my post didn't get the attention it deserved

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:30 pm

fatduck wrote:some thoughts:

- Really you should focus on where you will be happy living.
- Especially since you will be working there for many years.
- The best markets for you are probably ones with only one T2/T3 school.
- Also, non-major markets where grads from T14 schools rarely go.
- Know that it will be tough no matter where you go.
- Expect the worst: minimize your debt.


+1

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby OGR3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:30 pm

rman1201 wrote:What everyone else said.

Just look for someplace with a high Quality of Life where there isn't extensive competition. Think Colorado, Minnesota, Washington State, New England area (Boston would be tough though), etc.


Seattle is very competitive, and that's essentially the only market. Spokane (where Gonzaga is) is a very small market.

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby mcubberly » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:32 pm

Does anyone know how competitive Columbus/Cincinnati markets are?

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:33 pm

OGR3 wrote:
rman1201 wrote:What everyone else said.

Just look for someplace with a high Quality of Life where there isn't extensive competition. Think Colorado, Minnesota, Washington State, New England area (Boston would be tough though), etc.


Seattle is very competitive, and that's essentially the only market. Spokane (where Gonzaga is) is a very small market.


I'm sure it is, but it should be do-able coming from Seattle U (or U Wash, but prob not a possibility for OP), not nearly as bad as going to a TTT in NYC/LA/Chi
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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:33 pm

rman1201 wrote:
fatduck wrote:some thoughts:

- Really you should focus on where you will be happy living.
- Especially since you will be working there for many years.
- The best markets for you are probably ones with only one T2/T3 school.
- Also, non-major markets where grads from T14 schools rarely go.
- Know that it will be tough no matter where you go.
- Expect the worst: minimize your debt.


+1

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look closer, young padawan

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:37 pm

fatduck wrote:
rman1201 wrote:
fatduck wrote:some thoughts:

- Really you should focus on where you will be happy living.
- Especially since you will be working there for many years.
- The best markets for you are probably ones with only one T2/T3 school.
- Also, non-major markets where grads from T14 schools rarely go.
- Know that it will be tough no matter where you go.
- Expect the worst: minimize your debt.


+1

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look closer, young padawan


I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!!! hahaha +100

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Re: what are the best markets?

Postby Grizz » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:09 pm

bigben wrote:Wherever you have the most connections.




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