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LSHopeful91
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LA Corporate Law

Postby LSHopeful91 » Mon May 21, 2012 3:44 pm

Can anyone tell me the prospects of landing a corporate law job in California? I realize NY is the place to be for corporate law, but I am interested in the LA market as it pertains to the field. How do the schools (USC, UCLA, UCI) place in corporate law? And what type of corporate jobs come out of CA, if they are different in any way from the jobs one would expect coming from NY?

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Re: LA Corporate Law

Postby dingbat » Mon May 21, 2012 9:26 pm

LSHopeful91 wrote:Can anyone tell me the prospects of landing a corporate law job in California? I realize NY is the place to be for corporate law, but I am interested in the LA market as it pertains to the field. How do the schools (USC, UCLA, UCI) place in corporate law? And what type of corporate jobs come out of CA, if they are different in any way from the jobs one would expect coming from NY?

USC and UCLA send about 1/3 of students to biglaw, give or take.
UCI is too new to guess, but it is ill-advised to choose it over USC or UCLA unless there's significant money involved

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Re: LA Corporate Law

Postby drbarry987 » Tue May 22, 2012 9:37 am

Prolly depends on the strength of the firm and what clients you build a relationship with. I'm sure Latham (LA) M&A has some great exit options but I'm guessing this is very firm specific.

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Re: LA Corporate Law

Postby dailygrind » Tue May 22, 2012 11:15 am

I'm not very familiar with LA corp work, but to get a feel for what they're doing, you could probably look up the big dogs in the region (best firms in southern California on Vault (your undergrad career services may give you a free subscription), or check out chambers associate), and then look at what the LA offices of those firms do. Just uninformed speculation here, but I'd assume you'll find a lot more VC driven work than bank work.




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