« on: July 23, 2008, 10:39:24 PM »
I can't see geography making a difference in the scenarios you gave because D.C. and NYC are both good/competitive legal markets.
However, if you were working, for example, in a good firms Minneapolis office (assuming that exists, not to knock Minnesota) then it might be viewed as less prestigious.
If you know the “exit option” you are hoping for, maybe try using geography to your advantage (i.e. you want to be in-house at Exxon, work at a firm's Texas office and network; want to try investment banking, work in NYC; want to be a lobbyist, choose DC).