3L top 20% at Emory/ND/Wustl. Where should I take the bar?

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Where should I take the bar?

Home State
4
67%
NY
1
17%
CA
0
No votes
IL
0
No votes
Other
1
17%
 
Total votes: 6

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3L top 20% at Emory/ND/Wustl. Where should I take the bar?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:16 pm

No offered due to "economic conditions." Where should I take the bar?
I am from a depressing city in the midwest. Think St Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapolis. I really want to move to anywhere along the west or east coast. I also like Chicago too, but I know that market is terrible.

Will my chances of getting a job be very low if I move take the CA or NY bar?

I have no connections from anywhere but the depressing city that I am from.
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Re: 3L top 20% at Emory/ND/Wustl. Where should I take the bar?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:28 pm

What state if the firm you were no offered in? It might make sense to take bar there, as you have worked there. CA market is saturated, NYC firms typically have more slots so there maybe more 3L jerbs there. I'd vote for Home, NYC, and maybe IL bars.

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Re: 3L top 20% at Emory/ND/Wustl. Where should I take the bar?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:40 pm

My suggestion is to take the bar where you can be physically present. I don't have the financial means to move right now, so I'm at home, thousands of miles away from where I took the bar exam, making it difficult to interview/network with people in my targeted market. If you can be anywhere, then I think any market that you've listed as a choice will be OK. I don't think NY cares about connections at all, some in CA might but if you express enough actual interest in being there it should be fine.

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Re: 3L top 20% at Emory/ND/Wustl. Where should I take the bar?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What state if the firm you were no offered in? It might make sense to take bar there, as you have worked there. CA market is saturated, NYC firms typically have more slots so there maybe more 3L jerbs there. I'd vote for Home, NYC, and maybe IL bars.



Sorry. I don't want to stay which state. All I can say is it is in the midwest region. I can move to NY without a job and after I pass the bar, but the problem is whether or not I can get a 50k a year paying job.

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Re: 3L top 20% at Emory/ND/Wustl. Where should I take the bar?

Postby lolwat » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What state if the firm you were no offered in? It might make sense to take bar there, as you have worked there. CA market is saturated, NYC firms typically have more slots so there maybe more 3L jerbs there. I'd vote for Home, NYC, and maybe IL bars.



Sorry. I don't want to stay which state. All I can say is it is in the midwest region. I can move to NY without a job and after I pass the bar, but the problem is whether or not I can get a 50k a year paying job.


Yeah, and there's no real way to say for certain whether you'll be able to. But I think your chances go way up when you're in the area than when you're not. Once you get to NY, send out resumes (with your new NY address!) and start networking and volunteering. It's infinitely better than taking the NY bar and then sending resumes from St. Louis.




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