Penn State in California Market

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Penn State in California Market

Postby Tagastelum » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:17 pm

I want to know what the market is like in CA for Penn State Grads. I know the market is saturated in CA, but I'd just like to get opinions on what the job market is like. Please don't ramble on about T14 or bust, or any other common remarks of the like.

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby rpupkin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:20 pm

If you want a law job in California and are from out of state, you should be at a T14.

Hey, at least I didn't ramble on about it.

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby californiauser » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:22 pm

penn state has trouble placing grads in pennsylvania

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=pennstate

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby daryldixon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:24 pm

You have a 2% chance of landing a decent job in Cali as a Penn State Grad.

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby unodostres » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:27 pm

Tagastelum wrote:I want to know what the market is like in CA for Penn State Grads. I know the market is saturated in CA, but I'd just like to get opinions on what the job market is like. Please don't ramble on about T14 or bust, or any other common remarks of the like.


T14 or regional.

Is that better?

Damn, 2%. Might as well roll at Vegas.

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby Gooner91 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:31 pm

If you want to work in California you should go to a school with national placement, such a T-14 or go to school in California.
There is a website called lawschooltransparency.com which shows employment prospects of the law schools. If you look at the T-14 you will see that they place a good number of graduates in jobs for many of them the jobs are all across the country, they have national placement.
Now if you look at Penn State you will see that they have fairly low job placement. If you look even further you will find that most of these people who found jobs worked in or around Penn. this is called a regional school.

Now for your situation there are two good options. You can either attend a T-14 that places nationally OR you can attend a regional school in the region you want to work. If you tell us your numbers and the region you want to work we can help you find some good choices.

You may need to retake the LSAT though.
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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby jchiles » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:36 pm

Look I go to Penn State and while I know for a fact one or two people have gotten jobs in California after graduating, I also know that it involved extreme amounts of networking, prior connections, and money (flights back and forth) just to get interviews, let alone jobs. I like the school but I have a hard time imagining how it would be a rational choice for someone wanting to work in CA absent some really, really unique personal circumstances.

As far as the market for Penn State grads in CA question you asked, I don't even know how you could go about assessing that or even if such a market really exists. I think the best thing you could do, if you are serious, is somehow track down CA firms or agencies that have partners or associates that list Penn State/Dickinson on their bios and maybe get in touch with them? But I'm still genuinely curious as to why this is your plan.

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:03 pm

Here you go, Dickinson has 109 hits: http://californiabar.globl.org/results. ... d=&status=

Go to a T14 or USC/UCLA if you want a job in CA. Those are your only reasonable choices.
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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby Nova » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:05 pm

T14, local regional for cheap, or don't go

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:58 am

Nova wrote:T14, local regional for cheap, or don't go

Yup. Penn State for California is a truly terrible idea.

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Re: Penn State in California Market

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:03 pm

LOL that this was even a question.




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