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Law School Applications / Re: In-house counsel vs. biglaw
« on: March 29, 2007, 02:59:44 PM »
whats a good way to get a in house job with a corporation? would a joint MBA/JD help?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Loyola Law School (LA)
« on: March 28, 2007, 12:07:28 AM »
anybody know about this?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Santa Clara Law
« on: March 27, 2007, 12:44:39 AM »
the salaries for santa clara seem really high, but is that just cuz of the IP/Patent law program? how is it besides this area?

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so overall, what neighborhoods around Loyola would you guys recommend and not recommend? I ask because Im lookin up apts on craigslist and have found some pretty cheap ones, but am not sure whether they districts/neighborhoods they are in are good places to live for a college student.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Miami...
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:04:53 AM »
I've been reading in different places that many if not most jobs in Miami require to be bilingual. is this true of the law firms as well? and ive also heard that you're almost better off not knowing English and being fluent in Spanish than vice vera. that *&^% sounds crazy to me. anybody know about this?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Biglaw in San Diego
« on: March 21, 2007, 10:49:45 PM »
First of all, agent, you are WAAAAAAY too concerned with going into biglaw. totally overrated (not the pay, but the hours). Lord knows if you'd actually want to/will be willing to work 70 hours a week after law school. That said, if ALL you want is big law, go to Loyola. San Diego is not a big law market. It is a small/medium firm market (just for the record, I think the definition of big law = 100+, medium = 26-99 and small = 25 and under; if I'm wrong it's at least my opinion which is more or less based on what I think I've seen before). Are there more big law jobs in LA? Duh. Is there a hell of a lot more competition for it? Duh. At the end of the day, if you want big law, you'll have to finish towards the top of your class no matter which school you ultimately decide on. BUT, if all you're concerned with is big law, then go to Loyola, there are more opportunities and it's easier to network.
again, id agree that it would be easier to find a biglaw job in LA, but i was just worried that all the UCLA and USC grads would get the majority of the jobs and that id have to be something ridiculous, like top 5%, to get a biglaw job from Loyola.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Biglaw in San Diego
« on: March 21, 2007, 07:17:59 PM »
how many would a firm have to have to be considered big in your opinion?
idk, i guess i mean biglaw, which is what, usually over 75 or sumthin like that?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Biglaw in San Diego
« on: March 21, 2007, 07:01:30 PM »
so, do you guys think that i would have a better shot at biglaw (in LA or SD) by going to say, loyola, instead of usd?

Well, since you put it that way, and given my analysis.. I would have to say yes you probably would be more likely to land a Big Law job in LA out of Loyola than USD.  But for the same reason you would be more likely to land a Big Law job in San Diego out of USD.

Going to Loyola, you would be in very close proximity to the LA firms, allowing you to network with these professionals.  If you went to USD you would be networking with San Diego professionals.  Unless you wanted to drive the 90 mmiles to south LA to network which I highly doubt.

If your goal is LA, then go to LA schools.  If you are impartial to LA or San Diego, then USD seems like a good choice.

Graduating from USD, if you cannot find a job in San Diego, all you have to do is get in your car and drive 90 miles north to the second largest legal market in the US.


well yea, ideally i would like to work in LA, but the problem with that is, right now, based on my practice LSAT score and my GPA, i doubt i can get into USC or UCLA.  So i would be attending the 3rd best school in the area. that is why i was wondering if going to USD, the best school in a much smaller area, would be better to get a biglaw job.

If you don't care if that Big Law job is in San Diego, then I would say USD would do you nicely.. this is all just my opinion.. I have no real anecdotal situations to pull from.. just pure analysis.

If you are hard up for a LA big law job then Loyola would be better... But if you dont care, and just want any Big law job, and the easier to get Big law the better, then go to USD, because it is the highest ranked school in San Diego.. But again, this is only my opinion based on pure analysis..

Anyone else have evidence to the contrary?
yea, thats what i figured too. But then i started looking at different law firms in SD and LA, and found that SD hardly has any law firms that can be considered big, which is why I was confused.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Biglaw in San Diego
« on: March 21, 2007, 06:44:49 PM »
so, do you guys think that i would have a better shot at biglaw (in LA or SD) by going to say, loyola, instead of usd?

Well, since you put it that way, and given my analysis.. I would have to say yes you probably would be more likely to land a Big Law job in LA out of Loyola than USD.  But for the same reason you would be more likely to land a Big Law job in San Diego out of USD.

Going to Loyola, you would be in very close proximity to the LA firms, allowing you to network with these professionals.  If you went to USD you would be networking with San Diego professionals.  Unless you wanted to drive the 90 mmiles to south LA to network which I highly doubt.

If your goal is LA, then go to LA schools.  If you are impartial to LA or San Diego, then USD seems like a good choice.

Graduating from USD, if you cannot find a job in San Diego, all you have to do is get in your car and drive 90 miles north to the second largest legal market in the US.


well yea, ideally i would like to work in LA, but the problem with that is, right now, based on my practice LSAT score and my GPA, i doubt i can get into USC or UCLA.  So i would be attending the 3rd best school in the area. that is why i was wondering if going to USD, the best school in a much smaller area, would be better to get a biglaw job.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Biglaw in San Diego
« on: March 21, 2007, 06:08:17 PM »
so, do you guys think that i would have a better shot at biglaw (in LA or SD) by going to say, loyola, instead of usd?

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