Los Angeles vs New York

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Los Angeles vs New York

Postby GermX » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:46 pm

Where in general is it a better legal market? How's the legal market in Los Angeles anyways (jobs wise, especially big law)? In other words, given a choice between Georgetown and UCLA, which should I choose?

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby burtonrideclub » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:49 pm

There are more Biglaw jobs in New York, but also more people competing for them . UCLA probably places a lot better in LA than Georgetown does in NYC. If you are gunning for NYC Biglaw, Cornell would be better.

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby GermX » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:52 pm

But is Los Angeles viable especially in this economy? I'm asking because I live in LA and honestly as a college grad I could find no good jobs (most pay I got was $15/hr). I'm wondering if the legal market has survived. Do UCLA grads get good jobs in general?

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby GermX » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:56 pm

Just don't know if I'm looking forward to cold weather and tiny apartments on the east coast, but my priority is my career so honestly if the East Coast is a more viable location in terms of being successful as a lawyer (assuming you have what it takes), then I would definitely do the move.

Cornell is being annoying, still on "Applied", not even complete status with them yet.

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby im_blue » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:07 pm

You should choose Georgetown, which will place you into either NYC or LA.

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby GermX » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:08 pm

Would UCLA place me well in NYC, or is it a relative unknown there?

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby im_blue » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:21 pm

UCLA will not place well in NYC compared to Georgetown or even other local schools like Fordham.

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby GermX » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:27 pm

Interesting. Well seriously I kind of want an opinion here, do you guys think a lawyer has more potential for success (given statistical factors like most legal jobs, opportunities etc..) on the east or west coast?

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby arklogic » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:37 am

I would like to know as well.

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby PunjabiLower » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:05 am

i feel you brotha... i'm not feeling cold weather and tiny ass apartments for 2000+/month.

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Re: Los Angeles vs New York

Postby OneKnight » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:18 am

The economy sucks everywhere. Both NYC and LA took a big hit. Wall street's woes are felt in LA as if it were right outside of Manhattan. So this choice is more about where you want to practice. UCLA will place better on the West Coast and Gtown will place better on the East Coast, no two ways about it. If it were me, I'd go Bruins because of the weather :)




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