Is there any quick and easy way to find out which cities have good biglaw firms and which do not? The SO is looking into 40+ programs right now, so I'm not sure if it's practicable for me to research literally every single possible place we can end up
Why do you need to do this now? She where s/he gets in and gets funding, then explore that limited subset of cities. By the way, I'm really confused on timing. When is your clerkship up? It seems a bit late if it's about to end, though some jduges are on weird calendars.
I don't *need* to do this now -- my SO will find out about grad programs in the winter/spring and my clerkship ends next summer/fall. But I am concerned that given how difficult it is to be accepted, as a practical matter, my SO will have a FAR harder time of turning down a program than not applying at all. I think that if the SO gets into only one program, or only gets into programs not near major legal markets, asking the SO to turn down any chance of grad school could be a major stressor on our relationship. If possible, I'd like to limit the number of unworkable places on the front end (to zero if possible).
And, in response to a question posed by an earlier poster that I think I neglected to answer: we are married (or the equivalent).