Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

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Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby scifiguy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:05 pm

It seems biglaw is mostly located in NYC, Washington DC, CA, and a few mid-West areas.

What about in the South and Central U.S. states?

Any pockets of biglaw there? ...Also, when it comes to the mid-West, where outside of Chicago would biglaw exist?

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby magp90 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:18 pm

I believe Texas has biglaw, though I'm not sure if that's the geographical area you were thinking of

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby Nova » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:39 pm

scifiguy wrote:It seems biglaw is mostly located in NYC, Washington DC, CA, and a few mid-West areas.

What about in the South and Central U.S. states?

Any pockets of biglaw there? ...Also, when it comes to the mid-West, where outside of Chicago would biglaw exist?


IDK of anyother midwest 160 markets.

Mpls is mostly 110-140

im guessing its the same for Milwaukee, Des Moines, Kansas city, and similar cities.

Texas is the best cause its 160 + super cheap COL. I want it SOOOOO bad. You would be living like a king... er at least when you werent slaving away.

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby Nova » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Here are the firms with the most lawyers practicing in mpls: http://www.lawmoose.com/index.cfm?Actio ... MNLawFirms

Lots of time big law will have satellite offices in mid sized cities

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby TheThriller » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:43 pm

Use your common sense dude.

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby scifiguy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:25 pm

Nova wrote:
scifiguy wrote:It seems biglaw is mostly located in NYC, Washington DC, CA, and a few mid-West areas.

What about in the South and Central U.S. states?

Any pockets of biglaw there? ...Also, when it comes to the mid-West, where outside of Chicago would biglaw exist?


IDK of anyother midwest 160 markets.

Mpls is mostly 110-140

im guessing its the same for Milwaukee, Des Moines, Kansas city, and similar cities.

Texas is the best cause its 160 + super cheap COL. I want it SOOOOO bad. You would be living like a king... er at least when you werent slaving away.



What is mpls, btw. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby Nova » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:29 pm

minneapolis*

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby mx23250 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:24 pm

Nova wrote:minneapolis*


Also, keep in mind that 110-140k in mpls is equivalent to ~140-185k+ in cities like Boston and DC and 220k+ in areas of NYC (cost of living comparison). It may seem like an undercut to get a biglaw job in mpls but in reality you'll live much more comfortable (and with more savings) at 120k there than at 160k in many of the east/west coast biglaw hubs. Although there are far fewer biglaw jobs in mpls than many other east/west coast big cities.

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby mx23250 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Nova wrote:
scifiguy wrote:It seems biglaw is mostly located in NYC, Washington DC, CA, and a few mid-West areas.


Texas is the best cause its 160 + super cheap COL. I want it SOOOOO bad. You would be living like a king... er at least when you werent slaving away.


Very true.

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:45 pm

Shit its the blind leading the blind in the non-employment on topic forums huh.

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:46 pm

I dont claim to knowing much at all

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby cinephile » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Look at nalp and search by the city you're interested in. "Biglaw" exists in the South and in the Midwest, which is what I'm guessing you mean by "central," but it's not going to be compensated at the same rate that you'd get in New York. But it honestly doesn't matter because of the lower COL.

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Re: Any Biglaw in Southern and Central States?

Postby Bronte » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:41 pm

Most major cities have at least a few big law firms (unless you use the ridiculous definition that they have to pay $160,000). Dallas and Houston obviously. But also Atlanta, Denver, etc.

As somewhat of a side note, the best definition of big law is probably firms that follow the summer associate hiring model, assuming size, pay, and practice areas are reasonably comparable.




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