Most insular states?

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kid charlemagne
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Most insular states?

Postby kid charlemagne » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:16 am

In your opinion, which states' legal markets are the most insular? If I had to guess, I would go with Louisiana due to the whole Louisiana Civil Law Code. Am I way off here? Are there any other states that I am leaving off the map?

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Tom Joad
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Re: Most insular states?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:28 pm

I think Hawaii is the only insular state that I know of.

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby 071816 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:31 pm

Alaska?

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:34 pm

What do you mean by insular? Pretty much all of them other than the couple notable exceptions are going to be skeptical of employing people without ties.

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby kid charlemagne » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:56 pm

What do you mean by insular? Pretty much all of them other than the couple notable exceptions are going to be skeptical of employing people without ties.


Yeah, but I have heard some are more notorious than others. I've read South Carolina is extremely insular. You pretty much have to go to the Univ. of South Carolina to get a job (I'm not sure about Charleston). I was just curious if any other states were like this.

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby citykitty » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:01 pm

South Carolina.

Over 75% of BAR members are USC law school alum, and it's very much a good old boys club from what I've heard. Only other school is Charleston SOL. No reciprocity with any other states.

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby Grizz » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:08 pm

SC, MS.

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby eandy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:08 pm

South Carolina for sure.

Alabama seems pretty bad. Birmingham firms go to law schools outside of Alabama to hire people, but they only want to hire people from Alabama.

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Re: Most insular states?

Postby Grizz » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:10 pm

eandy wrote:South Carolina for sure.

Alabama seems pretty bad. Birmingham firms go to law schools outside of Alabama to hire people, but they only want to hire people from Alabama.


Bham's not that bad. You'll get an offer if you have good grades. Can't say the same about SC.

Edit: grades and a decent story.




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