daesonesb wrote:I don't really think there is a ton of upside to working in the OC. The freeway is still clogged during rush hour, its way suburban, and socially conservative but not in a traditional way (think Phoenix, not Virginia). There's less to do as far as night life goes.
Also lawyers from LA seem to be of the opinion that the legal community is pretty insular down there. During OCI it seemed like it would be hard to crack in if you didn't have pretty significant ties.
You are basically saying "Mormon," when referring to non-traditional social conservatism because that is the major social difference between the OC and Phoenix brand and the Virginia brand.
I would say that OC conservatism may be more fiscal than social. But they still do have the aforementioned Mormon/evangelical conservative roots.
I think it is easier to break into the more selective OC shops (GDC, Irell) than the less selective for non-Southern California natives.
Also, when I say Southern California when referencing ties needed for OC, I mean San Diego, OC, and everything on the coast north of LA between Oxnard and Paso Robles. LA (Long Beach to Thousand Oaks) is different culturally and may be excepted.