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Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:57 pm
by proteinshake
are jobs in secondary markets less secure than jobs in major markets during an economic downturn (or in general)? should this factor into one's decision on where to practice?

Re: Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:49 pm
by carsondalywashere
Interested in this as well

Re: Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:28 pm
by proteinshake
plz

Re: Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:26 pm
by Jay2716
There is no answer to this. Recessions hit different markets, firms, and practice groups differently. I imagine there is generally greater variation within markets than between them in how firms fare during downturns, related mainly to internal factors you have very little ability to assess as a law student (or, for that matter, as an associate).

Re: Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:41 pm
by proteinshake
Jay2716 wrote:There is no answer to this. Recessions hit different markets, firms, and practice groups differently. I imagine there is generally greater variation within markets than between them in how firms fare during downturns, related mainly to internal factors you have very little ability to assess as a law student (or, for that matter, as an associate).

thanks!

Re: Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:59 pm
by Jay2716
proteinshake wrote:
Jay2716 wrote:There is no answer to this. Recessions hit different markets, firms, and practice groups differently. I imagine there is generally greater variation within markets than between them in how firms fare during downturns, related mainly to internal factors you have very little ability to assess as a law student (or, for that matter, as an associate).

thanks!


Yeah, sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. There are just so many variables here it’s probably not worth making it a big part of your decision.

Re: Job Security in Secondary Markets

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:45 pm
by proteinshake
Jay2716 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Jay2716 wrote:There is no answer to this. Recessions hit different markets, firms, and practice groups differently. I imagine there is generally greater variation within markets than between them in how firms fare during downturns, related mainly to internal factors you have very little ability to assess as a law student (or, for that matter, as an associate).

thanks!


Yeah, sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. There are just so many variables here it’s probably not worth making it a big part of your decision.

I suppose that's a good thing! though I'll probably end up wanting to go to a bigger city, at least initially anyway.