Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

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Kirkland Chi or Gibson LA

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Gibson
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Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:53 pm

LA has better weather and Gibson has better quality-of-life ratings on Vault, Kirkland ranks pretty well in many practice areas (I'm largely undecided on specialty.) I'm from California, but that's not a huge concern to me, and I'm familiar with Chicago as I went there for undergrad. What do you guys think??

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby TheCure0013 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:12 am

Congrats! Good problem to have. school/grades/lr/etc ?

I'm sure you know more than I (current 1L) but it seems like both are solid firms, neither sufficiently better to trump personal preferences

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby nw53rdpl » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:15 am

I'm top 2% at a T15-20, Secondary journal, and came right from undergrad.

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby TheCure0013 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:20 am

Might get more info if you try posting this on AutoAdmit

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby nw53rdpl » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:55 am

I was hoping to get some feedback on whether I might get more substantive work in Chicago since it's a bigger legal market, or whether I should just pick the location I prefer (which is probably LA- the cold sucks). I've also heard Kirkland no-offered some SAs?

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby Merrill » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:34 am

Kirkland has already offered in Chicago? Didn't they do the bulk of their interviews this week?

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby nw53rdpl » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:43 am

about that... I don't actually HAVE a Kirkland offer. I interviewed with them last week and thought it went well, but mainly I'm just trying to figure out what I want right now so that I can get back to firms as soon as possible when I hear back, and especially b/c i have been sitting on my Gibson LA offer for more than a week when they are one of my top choices.

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby transferguy » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:52 am

From what I've read, it seems that GDC is far healthier than KE. If it were me, I'd choose GDC.

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby loftynotions » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:38 am

I don't see the issue here. You like LA better. You like Gibson better. Gibson has been weathering this economy better. Your only concern seems to be that LA is a legal backwater. You might want to research that point a little more. Once you do, your choice should be pretty clear.

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby Merrill » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:30 am

loftynotions wrote:I don't see the issue here. You like LA better. You like Gibson better. Gibson has been weathering this economy better. Your only concern seems to be that LA is a legal backwater. You might want to research that point a little more. Once you do, your choice should be pretty clear.


plus, you don't actually have an offer from kirkland. where's the decision?

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:52 pm

Hopefully, for your sake, Kirkland or Gibson doesn't read TLS.

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby dood » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:54 pm

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Re: Kirkland Chicago or Gibson LA?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:57 pm

From anecdotal evidence GDC seems to be in far better financial shape than Kirkland. Go with GDC unless you have a really strong locational preference.




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