Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

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mattbarnes123
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Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby mattbarnes123 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:38 am

Grew up in SV, went to Stanford/Berkeley, but I want to live in LA long term-- (better weather, warm beaches, huge Laker fan, etc). But I have NO ties to LA/SoCal, outside of my best friend living there. Maybe try and get 1L job in LA? How doable is this- provided I get decent (top 1/3 ish) grades? Thanks, TLS!

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:42 am

I got LA (multiple V20 offers) without having any ties whatsoever to SoCal. In fact, my only tie to California at all was the one year I had just spent at Boalt. Other than that I spent my entire life in the Mid-Atlantic.

You just have to sell it.

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:15 pm

very doable. obviously working there 1L will help.

i have a similar bg and found that socal with norcal ties was easier than norcal with norcal ties.

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby dabird122 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:34 pm

This is good to hear. I was worried with my ties I could only get SF/SV/NYC (requires no ties)--- none of which I rele want

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:44 pm

Got offers from Proskauer (LA) and Latham (LA and OC) and my only connections were to San Francisco. UT/Top 25%/Secondary Journal.

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby profizzle » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:06 pm

Curious as to this as well. Any other TLS wisdom?

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby desertlaw » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:23 pm

Got offers in OC/LA with only spending 1L summer there (going to MVP, and from Arizona originally).

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Re: Possible to get LA Biglaw from T10 with ONLY ties to NorCal?

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:38 pm

Lakers fan? Flame.


Srsly tho, work there 1L year. I don't think Northern California to Southern California is that big of a jump. People go East Coast to LA all the time.




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