Ya, I guess that seems to be the problem. I would much rather live in the west (AZ/CO) or in TX. But, most of all I want to get a good job out of law school where I can make enough money to pay off my loans. I wouldn't be against working in Boston for a few years and then lateralling into one of those other markets. Does anyone know what the typical hours for a first year associate are in Boston? Is it as much of a sweat shop as NYC?