Yanky91 wrote:Chicago is a good legal market (for those who don't know haha).
No, it's not.
It is possibly the worst legal market out there right now. The only area that I think might be worse is California, but I'm not even sure about that.
Chicago is basically the only destination city in the Midwest, and it has UofC, NW, WUSTL, ND and about 75% of the B1G TEN state flagships (including UM) in surrounding flyover country trying to jam their graduates into one legal market that is severely hurting as it is. And that's before you count the T2 local schools such as Kent, Loyola, and DePaul. The oversupply of lawyers here is mindblowing. To top it off, IL has a bar exam that anyone with a pulse can pass. At least CA and NY cull some of the oversupply in this fashion.
If you cannot get into UofC, NW, or UM, do not plan on finding paid work in Chicago.