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Just curious, is there a ranking of the largest legal markets?

Im not sure how this would be determined, but I would like to see an expansive list. A quick google search turned up little.

Obviously a list would look at number of attorneys, but there are lots of intagibles that could make "smaller" markets easily compete with a city like DC. A friend was telling me that Houston has one of the largest legal markets in the country. I think he said it was top five. At first, I thought that seemed crazy and then the more I thought about it, I could come up with a whole host of reasons why that could be possible.

I'd also like to see where cities in the 200,000-800,000 population rank.

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Re: Just curious, is there a ranking of the largest legal markets?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 02:33:14 AM »
I think Houston is the 4th biggest city in America, fwiw.

Re: Just curious, is there a ranking of the largest legal markets?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 03:12:36 AM »
I think Houston is the 4th biggest city in America, fwiw.

Didn't know that! although I doubt it is top 4 in the "legal market"

Re: Just curious, is there a ranking of the largest legal markets?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 06:24:41 AM »
LSAC's Official Guide to Law Schools provides the info you want.  Here's the link:

http://officialguide.lsac.org/ref/template/JobsandJDs.pdf


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Re: Just curious, is there a ranking of the largest legal markets?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006, 11:00:52 AM »
super interesting- what about judges?  According to these pages, government employees are making around 50-60,000 a year, but I've always heard that judges make around $120,000 (at least in California).