No Job Offer. Which state bar to take?

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ssys

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No Job Offer. Which state bar to take?

Postby ssys » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:57 pm

Hi, all wise people.

Tier 1 law school graduate in May 2017. No job offer. Sincerely asking for advice on which state bar to take.

1) foreign undergrad background (specifically Asia)

2) Went to a top tier texas law school for LLM and JD from another state. Should be graduating cum laude, given no B in either of two classes this semester.

3) Past experience in Texas and have some ties in Texas.

4) try to position myself internationally and interested in corporate and transactional practice.

Which bar to take, TX, NY or Cali. Input, guidance or critics are all welcome.

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Re: No Job Offer. Which state bar to take?

Postby kellyfrost » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:13 pm

New York. It's the UBE and easier to gain international connections in that market.
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Re: No Job Offer. Which state bar to take?

Postby Canuck86 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:04 pm

kellyfrost wrote:New York. It's the UBE and easier to gain international connections in that market.


I recently spoke with an attorney in the Hong Kong office of a major U.S. firm, and she also said that New York was the most in-demand bar admission in SE Asia.

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Re: No Job Offer. Which state bar to take?

Postby Bass » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:58 pm

NY Bar. US associates are very much in demand where I'm from (Singapore) and in the region. Even UK firms (Magic or silver circle firms) in the region need NY qualified lawyers.



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