Esc wrote:Apple Tree wrote:Does anyone know how the legal market at Austin is? I like Austin and would like to stay there after I graduate, but I fear it has a small legal market.
Your fears are justified. The Austin legal market is small, at least as far as private firms go. A handful of Biglaw firms have offices in Austin (Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins, Fulbright, etc) but most of these offices are small (10-30 attorneys) and there aren't many of them. Especially in this economy, most graduates w/ Biglaw/market jobs end up working in Houston or Dallas.
However, Austin does have a good number of Texas government and PI jobs that provide options for those who aren't interested in private firms. All the state agencies are based here, including the fairly large Texas AG's office, and there are a lot of PI groups of all shapes and sizes.
This is really informative. Thanks!!