Hello everyone, this is my first post here and am not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, but here it is... I plan to go to law school on the east coast, NYU or Columbia if I do as I expect on the LSAT, Georgetown if slightly worse. I am looking to focus on business law. The thing is, I would really like to end up working in the San Francisco bay area. So for the sake of this discussion, how difficult is it for someone who graduates near the top of their class to get a job that is on the other side of the country (especially with Berkeley and Stanford there)? This is really just a question out of curiosity. I may find I really enjoy living in NYC. Having never been in the northeast, I know nothing about what it is like. If I can get into Berkeley I will definitely go there of course. I couldn't see picking USC/LA over Columbia.Thanks!
*anecdotal evidence alert*I have a friend-of-a-friend who went to University of Chicago, did very well, and could not for the life of her find a position in the Bay Area. It seemed to be caused mainly by the lack of connections the school shared with the area, rather than any integral problem on her part. She's now employed (good firm) but it did take her a while since the network wasn't there for her to use.
So, unless you're unable to locate California, DC or New York on a map, you can't give advice?
Quote from: IrrX on June 23, 2009, 11:57:09 AMSo, unless you're unable to locate California, DC or New York on a map, you can't give advice?Not on LSD, but you can give advice about places that you can't locate on a map or you don't know exist, that's with in the rules