Well, this thread pretty much has been hijacked ... so here goesCounterpoint - Learning politics in one place is just that, learning politics. It doesn't matter if it's a city council in Podunk, ND or NY, NY. You learn the basics everywhere, just like in college. The aim being to take your experience and knowledge and apply it to the next position you take.Your claim that NY political connections won't help elsewhere is wrong. You never know where you'll be in 1, 2, 5, or 10 years. You may go from working as legal counsel to an assemblyman to working for a national trade association. In that respect, having local contacts makes all the difference if you're trying to help clients from different states. I used to work with someone who was hired specifically because he had worked in 3 different state legislatures and had the network necessary to advocate for our clients.And wasn't loulielawyer's statement of "When I visited Albany I was pleased to see the available jobs posted in the career services office represented all regions of the country. I have also researched many of the employers that recruit at Albany and while many of the opportunities are in the Northeast and Washington DC, this is still evidence that Albany students find work outside the capital region. For a person like me who would be happiest in Boston, NYC or DC this is a strong pull factor." a pretty good reason? IE: Placement outside Albany
Counterpoint- Is there any room in your head for the possibility that people have different experiences and opinions or does your ego take up too much space? Have you considered the fact that other people may have information or knowledge that you are unaware of? I know you are so completely consumed with your own perspective that you appear to be incapable of having a two way discussion. This could be your downfall one day because even though you display strong skills in retaining facts and checking people's grammar, these traits are overshadowed by your inability to listen.I am putting a stop to this now because I suspect this kind of banter is turning you on. Pathetic really. You need to relax.
Anyway, Louli, my last point is a little advice for law school. Get your ego out of the picture when arguing. None of this has anything to do with ego. It isn't personal. It's a game. If you want to be a good lawyer you're best off to realize that sooner than later. Enough sniffling.EDIT: One last thing Loulie - "allude" and "elude" are homonyms (not "hominem", mind you) but does not make them synonyms.. I believe you meant to use the latter. HTH