Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

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BoomBoom1986
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Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby BoomBoom1986 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:21 pm

Right after graduation? A few years out after some good work experience?

I'm strongly considering it (along with a couple UC schools. I also need to hear back from a few more places), but I would probably attend if I knew it was at least a LITTLE portable...

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby MC Southstar » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:28 pm

It's fairly portable since it has no weight anywhere outside of that region.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:29 pm

0L here.

From what I have seen, Minn does ok in NY and Chi. They also have a pretty decent amount of grads go into academia for a school outside of the top-14 (this I have got from a small smaple size of looking at the faculty of the schools I am applying to). For me, doing well in academia seems to suggest your degree is widely respected among lawyers.

I would assume in the MidWest Minn is very well respected and NY, you're probably more respected than Brooklyn.

They also place around 25-30% at Big firms. Considering there are few in MN they have to be getting jobs somewhere.
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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby nycparalegal » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:29 pm

MC Southstar wrote:It's fairly portable since it has no weight anywhere outside of that region.


Wouldn't you mean it's fairly non-portable?

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby Flanker1067 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:31 pm

nycparalegal wrote:
MC Southstar wrote:It's fairly portable since it has no weight anywhere outside of that region.


Wouldn't you mean it's fairly non-portable?


Fail.... That is the joke....

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:31 pm

nycparalegal wrote:
MC Southstar wrote:It's fairly portable since it has no weight anywhere outside of that region.

Wouldn't you mean it's fairly non-portable?


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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby opus127 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:38 pm

My impression is that if you do well at MN, the degree is fairly portable right after graduation. MN's writing program is well-respected, which helps. When I met with someone in the Career Services office, he was up-front about the economy, but said hiring on the coasts is still OK. He said Chicago is the market where MN grads have been hit hardest.

The U is also the best law school in MN, opening the doors to the best opportunities for newly-minted JDs in MN. I would think that it would be much easier to find a job beyond the Upper Midwest after a few years of resume-building in MN.

(0L here, speculating based on conversations with people both in and outside of MN.)

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby bees » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:40 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
nycparalegal wrote:
MC Southstar wrote:It's fairly portable since it has no weight anywhere outside of that region.

Wouldn't you mean it's fairly non-portable?


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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby holydonkey » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:48 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
bees wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
nycparalegal wrote:Wouldn't you mean it's fairly non-portable?

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby BoomBoom1986 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:42 pm

Thanks for the advice all! I'd like to end up on the West Coast eventually (40s), but I want to go to a great school (UMN is roughly 15 spots ahead of the two UC schools) and make some money when I first get out. Plus, I wouldn't mind at all living in Minneapolis for awhile. So now I'm just trying to decide between UC Hastings and/or Davis (with some $) and UMN. I have more options but I've narrowed it down to these three for a variety of reasons.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby scionb4 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:48 pm

It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby ruleser » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:51 pm

scionb4 wrote:It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.

Unless it's just snowed - then I'd wrap it in plastic first.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby BoomBoom1986 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:52 pm

scionb4 wrote:It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.


Unfortunately I have Verizon, though :(

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby HBK » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:54 pm

scionb4 wrote:It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.


That's where you would be wrong. Minnesota, in fact is not very portable. It is a fairly large state with many lakes. These lakes really bog down the land, making Minnesota fairly difficult to transport.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby scionb4 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:54 pm

BoomBoom1986 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.


Unfortunately I have Verizon, though :(


Which phone do you have? I'm holding out with my POS standard issue Verizon regular phone until November when I'll get an LG Apollo and have a shared plan with my brother. That phone is going to be the shit, WinMo 7, Slide out QWERTY, Zune, the works man.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby BoomBoom1986 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:58 pm

scionb4 wrote:
BoomBoom1986 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.


Unfortunately I have Verizon, though :(


Which phone do you have? I'm holding out with my POS standard issue Verizon regular phone until November when I'll get an LG Apollo and have a shared plan with my brother. That phone is going to be the shit, WinMo 7, Slide out QWERTY, Zune, the works man.


I have a POS old RAZR, haha. I'm holding out because my folks are taking me off their plan when I graduate this spring. I'm thinking that when I have to start paying my own bill, I'm just going to make the switch to AT&T and get me an iPhone, finally!

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby scionb4 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:59 pm

BoomBoom1986 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:
BoomBoom1986 wrote:
scionb4 wrote:It's very portable. You can pick up the state of Minnesota and put it into your pocket, just like an iphone.


Unfortunately I have Verizon, though :(


Which phone do you have? I'm holding out with my POS standard issue Verizon regular phone until November when I'll get an LG Apollo and have a shared plan with my brother. That phone is going to be the shit, WinMo 7, Slide out QWERTY, Zune, the works man.


I have a POS old RAZR, haha. I'm holding out because my folks are taking me off their plan when I graduate this spring. I'm thinking that when I have to start paying my own bill, I'm just going to make the switch to AT&T and get me an iPhone, finally!


Respectable - I wouldn't do that personally - I hate touch screens, but it certainly has the apps and such.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby eberl032 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:56 am

I recently emailed a hiring director at a big law firm in Los Angeles. I was inquiring about california schools, but he noticed my email (undergrad) is from the u of minnesota. He commented on the U of MN having a solid law school reputation. Dont know if that helps.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby beef wellington » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:30 am

BoomBoom1986 wrote:So now I'm just trying to decide between UC Hastings and/or Davis (with some $) and UMN.

I may have to decide between UMN and Hastings if Hastings admits me. I applied to Hastings a couple weeks ago in a fit of paranoia that I wouldn't get off any of my WLs and that a UMN degree wouldn't travel outside of the Twin Cities. I'm not sure how rational either of those fears are but ITE I worry about getting stuck in MN.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:36 am

Go UMN and the boundless opportunities of BIGMINNESOTALAW are yours.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby holydonkey » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:43 am

beef wellington wrote:
BoomBoom1986 wrote:So now I'm just trying to decide between UC Hastings and/or Davis (with some $) and UMN.
I applied to Hastings a couple weeks ago in a fit of paranoia that I wouldn't get off any of my WLs and that a UMN degree wouldn't travel outside of the Twin Cities. I'm not sure how rational either of those fears are but ITE I worry about getting stuck in MN.

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Re: Does anyone know how portable Minnesota is?

Postby vlsorbust » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:46 pm

I think you'd need one heck of a big container if you wanted to carry around the whole state of Minnesota, but I don't think that's very realistic... :wink:

Sorry, I saw the title of this thread and couldn't resist. :lol:

Edit - shoot, sorry HBK. I didn't scroll down far enough to see that you got there first.




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