Anonymous User wrote:I know people who have blanketed the armpit counties out west with apps and not gotten a single response, much less an offer. That's why I'm a bit skeptical when andythefir brings this point up (particularly since he seems to be the only poster who brings this up, even in a topic full of people who are desperate for jobs). Granted, they were all TTT or TTTT grads, but that's a lot easier to sell than "Hey, I'm from NY and was top-third at Penn, but I'm really excited to work for the Crook County, Wyoming DA's Office."
It's frankly hard to believe that a third of the class at U. of Montana/Idaho/Wyoming/New Mexico would rather be unemployed than take decent-paying, PSLF-eligible employment in their home state. Even if it is a crappy area. I'm from an armpit area of NY (obviously NY is a bit different), but even my middle-of-nowhere, frozen-wasteland, s***-paying city and county get 100+ apps every year.
I hope you're right though.
The people you know didn't apply to southern New Mexico. How do I know? Because the offices where I worked were down anywhere from 1 to 5 attorneys because not a single person applied. Attorneys refusing to go to southeast New Mexico made the NYT, I'm not making it up https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/us/n ... rtage.html
. The offices themselves were mostly Cooley grads, with a smattering of random state schools. Maybe ¼ went to UNM. Average stay in the office was 8-14 months. The 3rd, 6th, and 12th DA's offices are all in the south of the state, and they're all hiring now http://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/PubRes/B ... -07-19.pdf