Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

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Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby s.thizzy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:36 am

I was wondering if I get a JD from USC and pursue to do IP law in the bay area, is a degree from SoCal necessarily marketable?

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:38 am

s.thizzy wrote:I was wondering if I get a JD from USC and pursue to do IP law in the bay area, is a degree from SoCal necessarily marketable?


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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby Hannibal » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:43 am

Yes. USC definitely has strength throughout California, though the Bay Area is a tough nut to crack.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:49 am

I would expect more so if you are originally from there or have ties there and less so if you do not.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:16 am

I picked UCD over USC due to financial and other concerns, but I think USC is still probably the better choice for norcal, especially if you have ties to SF.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby s.thizzy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:20 pm

Really? Isn't Davis near Bay area? I guess because of USC's rank of course

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby krad » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:24 pm

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby Hannibal » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:24 pm

s.thizzy wrote:Really? Isn't Davis near Bay area? I guess because of USC's rank of course


You know that rank is generally higher because the school is better right? Just making sure.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby s.thizzy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:18 pm

Haha yes I was aware....

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:22 pm

s.thizzy wrote:Really? Isn't Davis near Bay area? I guess because of USC's rank of course


Yes Davis is near the bay area, but USC has a lot more prestige than UCD, even if that prestige is more concentrated in SoCal.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby swilson215 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Hannibal wrote:Yes. USC definitely has strength throughout California, though the Bay Area is a tough nut to crack.


TITCR. Although there is an overly saturated market of recent law school grads (from all sorts of schools, like Boalt, UCD, USF, Santa Clara, GG, etc.) in the Bay Area, a JD from USC carries weight statewide.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby Hannibal » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:34 pm

bk1 wrote:
s.thizzy wrote:Really? Isn't Davis near Bay area? I guess because of USC's rank of course


Yes Davis is near the bay area, but USC has a lot more prestige than UCD, even if that prestige is more concentrated in SoCal.


Talked to a biglaw partner specifically about this (USC vs. Davis). He said that the prestige in Norcal is about the same, but USC is more hirable in SF because it's in a city. Not really sure what that means.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:37 pm

Hannibal wrote:Talked to a biglaw partner specifically about this (USC vs. Davis). He said that the prestige in Norcal is about the same, but USC is more hirable in SF because it's in a city. Not really sure what that means.


Probably means a broader range of lawyers and hiring partners who are more likely to recognize USC as more prestigious than UCD as opposed to a bunch of people in Sacramento who are more likely to be from McGeorge/UCD and thus view UCD more favorably.

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Re: Is USC marketable in the Bay Area?

Postby pbutta123 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:35 pm

Personally, Id say Hastings would be best choice in Bay Area considering prestige and history (actually BOALT and Stanford but I'm assuming here...), but yes USC is marketable. You must remember that a lot of job placement has to do with alumni and history of placement. However, I imagine graduating the top of your class from USC with a focus in IP law (especially with a Bachelor in Science, which you hopefully have) would be exceedingly attractive to any IP firm in California.




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