arvcondor wrote:A couple questions about the market:
First, what's the legal ecosystem like in NOLA? Were there jobs going around before ITE, and does it look like there will be more?
Second, you mentioned that a lot of students disperse back to the states from whence they came. Do you feel like Tulane's degree has clout outside the South? GWU, you mentioned that you want to just work on your company; but Aberzombie, do you know where you anticipate working?
Also, sell me on NOLA: What's the flavor of the city? Is it bikeable? Is there music besides jazz? etc.
edit: Sorry, but one more thing: Are you at all worried about the vulnerability of NOLA? The city lost a significant percentage of its population post-Katrina, the gulf is a cauldron of disaster, and the area is a hub for petrochemical production. Do these things concern you about the strength of the city?
Define jobs. People seem to have different ideas of what constitutes a job.
It has clout, as many employers are interested. If you have ties to a particular state, employers from there will be interested in you if your grades are within the appropriate range.
Where do I anticipate in working? I've been looking at a General Counsel Associate position at a university. I spent a summer working for them and they wanted me to come back this summer, but I didn't want to limit my options in case that didn't work out. The entry pay there would be about $70k. However, I have also been looking at other things as well.
The city is great. We are ranked either 12th or 9th on the list of cities with the highest percentage of the population that ride bikes to work. Heck, even my boss bikes to work.
I'm not concerned about the loss of residents. I didn't really visit the city that much before I came here, so I haven't noticed a difference. There are fewer big law firms here than I would've liked (Locke Lord, Phelps Dunbar, Adams and Reese, Baker Donelson, Proskauer Rose, McGlinchey Stafford, Jones Walker, etc.), but there are enough mid law firms and some out of state big/mid law firms to make up for it.
Hey PM me if there are any other questions, as I usually don't revisit threads like I used to.