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Nailjohnj
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San Francisco

Postby Nailjohnj » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:23 pm

Ok, so I am a 2L at a top 40 SE regional school. My GF just started talking about moving to San Fran for work and I am thinking about trying to get 1/2 my summer out there (I have accepted an offer for the other 1/2 at a mid-size corp firm in the SE). My question is, is it still possible to find 1/2 a summer in San Fran w/ career prospects? I am not looking for biglaw, I actually prefer mid/small-law and I'm interested in corp/ securities/ real estate work. Thanks!
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Re: San Francisco

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:30 pm

Nailjohnj wrote:Ok, so I am a 2L top 20% + LR at a top 40 SE regional school. My GF just started talking about moving to San Fran for work and I am thinking about trying to get 1/2 my summer out there (I have accepted an offer for the other 1/2 at a mid-size corp firm in the SE). My question is, is it still possible to find 1/2 a summer in San Fran w/ career prospects? I am not looking for biglaw, I actually prefer mid/small-law and I'm interested in corp/ securities/ real estate work. Thanks!


Its certainly possible, but the combination of it being very late in the game as well as your schools being across the country regional and you having (I assume) no ties to SF is gonna make it tough, not to mention EVERYONE in CA wants the SF market along with many t14's. Find some alumni, get reciprocity for symplicity at a few schools close to SF, and hustle like hell. Its possible, but your chances are not great.

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Re: San Francisco

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:17 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
Nailjohnj wrote:Ok, so I am a 2L top 20% + LR at a top 40 SE regional school. My GF just started talking about moving to San Fran for work and I am thinking about trying to get 1/2 my summer out there (I have accepted an offer for the other 1/2 at a mid-size corp firm in the SE). My question is, is it still possible to find 1/2 a summer in San Fran w/ career prospects? I am not looking for biglaw, I actually prefer mid/small-law and I'm interested in corp/ securities/ real estate work. Thanks!


Its certainly possible, but the combination of it being very late in the game as well as your schools being across the country regional and you having (I assume) no ties to SF is gonna make it tough, not to mention EVERYONE in CA wants the SF market along with many t14's. Find some alumni, get reciprocity for symplicity at a few schools close to SF, and hustle like hell. Its possible, but your chances are not great.


This is definitely credited. However, from experience, you're going to have a tough time getting reciprocity from California schools. Even then, it's often not worth it.

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Re: San Francisco

Postby 20160810 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Also keep in mind that split summers are VERY unusual in SF, it's usually all-or-nothing out here.

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englawyer
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Re: San Francisco

Postby englawyer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:37 pm

step one: don't call the city "San Fran". its SF or San Francisco. you will be outted as a bay area noob

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prezidentv8
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Re: San Francisco

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:40 pm

englawyer wrote:step one: don't call the city "San Fran". its SF or San Francisco. you will be outted as a bay area noob


Also could have said:

englawyer wrote:step one: don't call the city "Frisco". its SF or San Francisco. you will be outted as a bay area noob


Also, "The City" ftw.

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Re: San Francisco

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ilovesf
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Re: San Francisco

Postby ilovesf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:12 pm

How are your grades, journal, etc? SF is a super competitive market.

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Re: San Francisco

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:32 pm

Someone else got "the city." But that is only if you do not live in it and are referring to it.
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Re: San Francisco

Postby Lasers » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:33 pm

ilovesf wrote:How are your grades, journal, etc? SF is a super competitive market.

This.

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Re: San Francisco

Postby ilovesf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:34 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
Also, "The City" ftw.

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Yeahhh. 8)

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Re: San Francisco

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:40 pm

augusta1985 wrote:Useful if you're planning on moving to SF:

http://www.thebolditalic.com/drewhoolhorst/stories/1958-moving-to-san-francisco



This is awesome. Keep in mind if you are going to whimsically move to the bay area that there is the Silicon Valley, Oakland and Walnut Creek which all seem to have law firms, however, the most are in SF and SV. Besides the popular conception that SV is all IP there is a lot of corporate, Venture Cap., IPO, Private Equity, and M & A activity in the area.




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