Renzo wrote:disco_barred wrote:BunkMoreland wrote:I think the right question to ask here has already been asked: Are the exit options in Man-fucking-hattan that much better than in BIGTEXAS that once you want out of the big law game it'll have been worth it to be in NYC?
I mean, define better. I'd imagine it's easier to work for a bank after a stint in NYC big law but easier to work for an energy company after a stint in Texas, you know?
Life isn't ordinal, no matter how much law students / law school / the legal profession try to make it seem that way.
Right. If you want to go in-house at an energy company, a Texas firm is probably the place to be. If you want to go to one of the regulatory agencies, a DC regulatory firm is the place. If you want to go in house at Metlife, Cravath (et al.) it where you want to be. Fact is, however, that there are more "name brand" firms in NYC, and more big companies with HQs and C-levels conducting business in NYC then there are in Tx, etc.
(pithy "I agree with the above but can't be arsed to type out a coherent English sentence acknowledging as much" comment)