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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:38 am
by mattbarnes123
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!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:42 am
by Anonymous User
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:15 pm
by Anonymous User
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.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:34 pm
by dabird122
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

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:44 pm
by Anonymous User
Got offers from Proskauer (LA) and Latham (LA and OC) and my only connections were to San Francisco. UT/Top 25%/Secondary Journal.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:06 pm
by profizzle
Curious as to this as well. Any other TLS wisdom?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:23 pm
by desertlaw
Got offers in OC/LA with only spending 1L summer there (going to MVP, and from Arizona originally).

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:38 pm
by patrickd139
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.