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eljay
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UVA degree in New England

Postby eljay » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:02 pm

Hey There,

I'm getting ahead of myself here, but whatever. So, I'm a Virginian attending UVA law next fall . . . grew up and have family in New England . . . ultimate goal of practicing in New England . . . optimally Boston and northward . . . especially Portland. I'm interested in biglaw, at least until I can pay down my loan debt . . . guess Pierce Atwood is the closest thing Portland gets to "biglaw" . . . I assume UVA is a portable degree, but does anyone know any UVA alums practicing in Boston or Portland? What are the extra steps I need to take while in law school to locate a job in a more geographically distant city such as Boston, as opposed to one in DC or NYC?

Thanks!

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CE2JD
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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby CE2JD » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:30 pm

UVA it TTT.

eljay
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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby eljay » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:00 pm

Thanks man! What a help!

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby Oban » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:28 pm

If you are willing to do the leg work back in portland, i'm sure it UVA could get you there. But dont expect them to come to your OCI.


you also could have gone to UMaine, for free or cheap instate tuition. They dominate most of the firms in Maine, even the big ones.

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:30 pm

eljay wrote:Hey There,

I'm getting ahead of myself here, but whatever. So, I'm a Virginian attending UVA law next fall . . . grew up and have family in New England . . . ultimate goal of practicing in New England . . . optimally Boston and northward . . . especially Portland. I'm interested in biglaw, at least until I can pay down my loan debt . . . guess Pierce Atwood is the closest thing Portland gets to "biglaw" . . . I assume UVA is a portable degree, but does anyone know any UVA alums practicing in Boston or Portland? What are the extra steps I need to take while in law school to locate a job in a more geographically distant city such as Boston, as opposed to one in DC or NYC?

Thanks!

Transfer to Harvard.

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby Doritos » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:26 am

CE2JD wrote:UVA it TTT.



I was under the impression a UVA JD would enable me to secure any job, anywhere, for any amount I desired. Are you telling me I was misinformed...?

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby rw2264 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:33 am

doritos are delicious, but so artificial.

it should have some mobility. maybe consider doing your summers in portland? it will take a lot of extra effort throughout law school, but will probably make it significantly easier when you graduate since you'll already have connections.

and get good grades. that never hurts.

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:33 am

eljay wrote:Hey There,

I'm getting ahead of myself here, but whatever. So, I'm a Virginian attending UVA law next fall . . . grew up and have family in New England . . . ultimate goal of practicing in New England . . . optimally Boston and northward . . . especially Portland. I'm interested in biglaw, at least until I can pay down my loan debt . . . guess Pierce Atwood is the closest thing Portland gets to "biglaw" . . . I assume UVA is a portable degree, but does anyone know any UVA alums practicing in Boston or Portland? What are the extra steps I need to take while in law school to locate a job in a more geographically distant city such as Boston, as opposed to one in DC or NYC?

Thanks!


Make good grades. UVA can get you into Boston but you probably need above average to good grades. Thats just a guess with no actual knowledge though. CE2JD could probably answer this properly but he isn't very nice. 8)

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:43 am

jawsthegreat wrote:
eljay wrote:Hey There,

I'm getting ahead of myself here, but whatever. So, I'm a Virginian attending UVA law next fall . . . grew up and have family in New England . . . ultimate goal of practicing in New England . . . optimally Boston and northward . . . especially Portland. I'm interested in biglaw, at least until I can pay down my loan debt . . . guess Pierce Atwood is the closest thing Portland gets to "biglaw" . . . I assume UVA is a portable degree, but does anyone know any UVA alums practicing in Boston or Portland? What are the extra steps I need to take while in law school to locate a job in a more geographically distant city such as Boston, as opposed to one in DC or NYC?

Thanks!


Make good grades. UVA can get you into Boston but you probably need above average to good grades. Thats just a guess with no actual knowledge though. CE2JD could probably answer this properly but he isn't very nice. 8)


CE's probably asleep like the lame-o McLoserpants he is, so I'll give it a shot:

UVA it TTT.

[To answer OPs post: UVA is a school with legitimate national pull. As long as you can demonstrate a personal connection to a region, the UVA degree will take you there. 'Family in boston' + JD from UVA = job in Boston. The better your grades the easier to get the job and the more prestige / $$$ / options you'll have, but you can definitely get a job in Boston from basically any class rank at UVA. To put it in LOLCats language: National school is national.]

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby eljay » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:15 am

Thanks all!

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Re: UVA degree in New England

Postby jackgrf » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:02 pm

thesealocust wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:
eljay wrote:Hey There,

I'm getting ahead of myself here, but whatever. So, I'm a Virginian attending UVA law next fall . . . grew up and have family in New England . . . ultimate goal of practicing in New England . . . optimally Boston and northward . . . especially Portland. I'm interested in biglaw, at least until I can pay down my loan debt . . . guess Pierce Atwood is the closest thing Portland gets to "biglaw" . . . I assume UVA is a portable degree, but does anyone know any UVA alums practicing in Boston or Portland? What are the extra steps I need to take while in law school to locate a job in a more geographically distant city such as Boston, as opposed to one in DC or NYC?

Thanks!


Make good grades. UVA can get you into Boston but you probably need above average to good grades. Thats just a guess with no actual knowledge though. CE2JD could probably answer this properly but he isn't very nice. 8)


CE's probably asleep like the lame-o McLoserpants he is, so I'll give it a shot:

UVA it TTT.

[To answer OPs post: UVA is a school with legitimate national pull. As long as you can demonstrate a personal connection to a region, the UVA degree will take you there. 'Family in boston' + JD from UVA = job in Boston. The better your grades the easier to get the job and the more prestige / $$$ / options you'll have, but you can definitely get a job in Boston from basically any class rank at UVA. To put it in LOLCats language: National school is national.]


any class rank? what weed have you been smoking? there are tons of unemployed t14 students below median who cant even hack secondary markets




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