Best Region

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

Pick One

Texas
16
26%
New England
6
10%
Mid Atlantic
12
20%
Florida
4
7%
Ohio
1
2%
Southwest
1
2%
Mountain West
7
11%
California
14
23%
 
Total votes: 61

imbored25
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Best Region

Postby imbored25 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:34 am

For the 90% of grads who don't get big law, which region/state would be the best to live/practice in in terms of: quality of life, cost of living, employment opportunities.

Assuming one attends a lower T1 or T2 in that region

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mrtoren
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Re: Best Region

Postby mrtoren » Fri May 27, 2011 11:41 am

Where's Chicago?
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BU2013
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Re: Best Region

Postby BU2013 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:44 am

Florida is a great secondary because it is massive an decentralized. For the size of the population and economy of the state, theres only a handful of major law firms. $60,000 in the sunshine state is like being a millionaire in NYC.

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Re: Best Region

Postby bdubs » Fri May 27, 2011 11:45 am

Your regions are severely lacking, but I'm going to guess this poll will come out in favor of TX.

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Re: Best Region

Postby ahduth » Fri May 27, 2011 11:46 am

mrtoren wrote:Where's Chicago?


Lulz, I love polls like this. mrtoren, please don't tell the rest of the country Chicago is a cool place to live - it's just fine without the tourists.

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Re: Best Region

Postby imbored25 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:54 am

ahduth wrote:
mrtoren wrote:Where's Chicago?


Lulz, I love polls like this. mrtoren, please don't tell the rest of the country Chicago is a cool place to live - it's just fine without the tourists.


I did not include Chicago since i figured going to a T2 there probably wont give you the best job prospects, plus the cost of living is high and i can't stand the weather.

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Re: Best Region

Postby imbored25 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:55 am

BU2013 wrote:Florida is a great secondary because it is massive an decentralized. For the size of the population and economy of the state, theres only a handful of major law firms. $60,000 in the sunshine state is like being a millionaire in NYC.


thanks

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Re: Best Region

Postby ahduth » Fri May 27, 2011 12:29 pm

imbored25 wrote:
BU2013 wrote:Florida is a great secondary because it is massive an decentralized. For the size of the population and economy of the state, theres only a handful of major law firms. $60,000 in the sunshine state is like being a millionaire in NYC.


thanks


I thought Florida's legal market was heavily over-saturated? Maybe I'm misremembering - it's hard to keep all the various shitty legal markets straight.

As far as T2s in Chicago... I wouldn't go to a T2 anywhere, but that's just me. If you bust your ass out of places like Kent and Loyola you can gin up work.

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Re: Best Region

Postby BU2013 » Fri May 27, 2011 12:33 pm

ahduth wrote:
imbored25 wrote:
BU2013 wrote:Florida is a great secondary because it is massive an decentralized. For the size of the population and economy of the state, theres only a handful of major law firms. $60,000 in the sunshine state is like being a millionaire in NYC.


thanks


I thought Florida's legal market was heavily over-saturated? Maybe I'm misremembering - it's hard to keep all the various shitty legal markets straight.

As far as T2s in Chicago... I wouldn't go to a T2 anywhere, but that's just me. If you bust your ass out of places like Kent and Loyola you can gin up work.


It has a ton of TTTT schools; Barry, Florida Coastal, FIU, FAMU (not even accredited). However, If you can get into Miami, UF, FSU, or Stetson, you can get a pretty solid job. It is also the only market where I've seen tons of people successfully solo out of law school.

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Re: Best Region

Postby jarofsoup » Fri May 27, 2011 12:39 pm

Yay localism.

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Re: Best Region

Postby NVResident » Fri May 27, 2011 1:30 pm

When you mention quality of life, this is going to be highly subjective based on your own personal preferences. I've lived most of my life (full disclosure, I'm in my early 40's) in the Mountain West and love it. Great wide open vista's, lot's of outdoor activities, incredible mountain scenery, etc. Others (not me) really love the deserts of the Southwest with the mild winters, dry air, and lots of open space. Still others prefer the greenery and colorful seasons of the Northeast. It's difficult to provide you an opinion without knowing what you like. My suggestion would be to do some traveling before deciding where to settle down.

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Re: Best Region

Postby MoS » Fri May 27, 2011 1:32 pm

Have you ever been to Ohio? Why would that be on you list? It's like the flint michigan of states.

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Re: Best Region

Postby ahduth » Fri May 27, 2011 1:34 pm

MoS wrote:Have you ever been to Ohio? Why would that be on you list? It's like the flint michigan of states.


It has better weather than Chicago or New England.

Oh wait, New England is listed.

Did I mention how much I love polls where people ask us where they want to live?

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Re: Best Region

Postby 8ballistic » Fri May 27, 2011 3:36 pm

What about the Pacific Northwest? Oh, employment opportunities. NM

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Re: Best Region

Postby IronHBM » Sat May 28, 2011 8:12 am

I would say the best region for someone who doesn't want BigLaw and just wants to practice is a region you already like or are already comfortable with. Preferably a region where you already have family and friends.

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Re: Best Region

Postby Grizz » Sat May 28, 2011 9:29 am

IronHBM wrote:I would say the best region for someone who doesn't want BigLaw and just wants to practice is a region you already like or are already comfortable with. Preferably a region where you already have family and friends.


THIS

A region where you have ties. That's where you want to be.

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Re: Best Region

Postby warandpeace » Sat May 28, 2011 12:21 pm

jarofsoup wrote:Yay localism.


+1, punny

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Re: Best Region

Postby warandpeace » Sat May 28, 2011 12:21 pm

rad law wrote:
IronHBM wrote:I would say the best region for someone who doesn't want BigLaw and just wants to practice is a region you already like or are already comfortable with. Preferably a region where you already have family and friends.


THIS

A region where you have ties. That's where you want to be.


unless you hate them.

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Re: Best Region

Postby dr123 » Sat May 28, 2011 1:30 pm

Mt. West, High QOL, Low COL.

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Re: Best Region

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat May 28, 2011 9:24 pm

ahduth wrote:
mrtoren wrote:Where's Chicago?


Lulz, I love polls like this. mrtoren, please don't tell the rest of the country Chicago is a cool place to live - it's just fine without the tourists.

+1




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