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wolverine2009
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Best legal market in this economy

Postby wolverine2009 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:54 pm

Any thoughts on where we could see the best growth?

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Space_Cowboy
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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby Space_Cowboy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:03 pm

Legal Services Outsourcing

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby babaghanouj » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:04 pm

Bankruptcy law?

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby sccjnthn » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:06 pm

Texas? The economy seems to be holding up better than other states as well as having the energy industry to rely on.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby ATOIsp07 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:16 pm

Arizona & New Mexico...there are actually a shortage of attorney in proportion to the population of each respective state. This is also evident in the US News & World Report rankings.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:22 pm

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby Billy Blanks » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:23 pm

babaghanouj wrote:Bankruptcy law?

I was waiting for this.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:25 pm

Billy Blanks wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Bankruptcy law?

I was waiting for this.


Are we talking about practice areas or legal markets?

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby postitnotes » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:27 pm

TTT-LS wrote:DC


Also the hardest to break into...

New York is still the biggest legal market and one of the easiest to break into.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:29 pm

I'd wager Texas.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby SciLaw » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:36 pm

ATOIsp07 wrote:Arizona & New Mexico...there are actually a shortage of attorney in proportion to the population of each respective state. This is also evident in the US News & World Report rankings.


Does USNews & World Report rank legal markets too? Where can I read this?

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby ATOIsp07 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:50 pm

SciLaw wrote:
ATOIsp07 wrote:Arizona & New Mexico...there are actually a shortage of attorney in proportion to the population of each respective state. This is also evident in the US News & World Report rankings.


Does USNews & World Report rank legal markets too? Where can I read this?



In my previous statement, I mean that because there are so few law schools int he respective states of Arizona and New Mexico, the law schools from those states are arguably ranked higher on the USNWR than they would be had they been in a more saturated legal market (ie-DC, NY, Boston); this isn't to take anything away from the quality of those schools. This reflects the fact that (maybe?) there aren't as many lawyers in those states in proportion to their respective populations, thus, lawyers who practice in those states will most likely have a much easier time securing employment (and even big-law jobs) depending on their performances in law school, of course.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby Bankhead » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:55 pm

India

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby ruleser » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:56 pm

Bankhead wrote:India

TITCR
Plus, low COL

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:24 pm

ruleser wrote:
Bankhead wrote:India

TITCR
Plus, low COL

Image

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby booboo » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:25 pm

dextermorgan wrote:
ruleser wrote:
Bankhead wrote:India

TITCR
Plus, low COL

Image


And that is one of the more developed areas.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:25 pm

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby A'nold » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:44 pm

Rural Montana ADA. Maybe Helena, I think Mizoula is too popular.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby Space_Cowboy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:54 pm

ntzsch wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:
postitnotes wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:DC


Also the hardest to break into...

New York is still the biggest legal market and one of the easiest to break into.

Though there are several reasons why DC is the hardest to break into, one of them is that it is currently one of the most (if not the most) recession- and layoff-proof.



i was visiting a T20 school (not that it matters) and the student leading the tour (about 30, not that it matters :P ) seemed to think that the legal job market would improve as the Obama admin. increases the size of the government.

i found that an interesting, but potentially sad proposition.


Now only if that oft-used, but meaningless term was attached to a concrete measure, we'd be in business. Are we talking executive branch civilian employment? The stupid person's measure - total federal spending? Discretionary spending?

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:45 pm

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby wiseowl » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:13 pm

TX

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby RVP11 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:06 am

ATOIsp07 wrote:Arizona & New Mexico...there are actually a shortage of attorney in proportion to the population of each respective state. This is also evident in the US News & World Report rankings.


How is this evident in the USNWR rankings?

And no. Arizona's economy is not in a good place at all. Neither is its legal market. I have confidence it will pull through, but right now I can't imagine many markets that are hurting more.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby jchoggan » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:57 pm

I'd say TX too, but I wonder if that includes places like Austin and San Antonio, or if Dallas and Houston are the only ones not suffering.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby letsdoit1982 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:55 pm

Best = Texas
Worst = California

Of course I'm basing this off of their economies overall rather than only their legal markets.

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Re: Best legal market in this economy

Postby JJDancer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm

booboo wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:
ruleser wrote:
Bankhead wrote:India

TITCR
Plus, low COL

Image


And that is one of the more developed areas.


Not necessarily supporting this answer but parts of India also look like this:

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