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Old 02-07-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Hi all,

I would like some opinions on my situation so I can make some decisions.

I have been thinking of relocating to the Dallas area to work as a nurse (which is a career change for me) but the last week or so I just started thinking about legal practice.

So a bit of background. I have a foreign law degree and received my letter of eligibility to take the new york bar exam since 2004 when I was abroad.

I checked the Texas board and I think the only way I can take the bar exam is by obtaining a JD.

So my question is, which is the best alternative? Take the NY bar and try to learn the law or go to law school in TX?

I am sort of dreaming of building a solo practice at some point in the future.

To be honest I always wanted to be a lawyer but for some personal reasons I can't divulge I went into nursing.

Anyway, where would an immigrant,minority female be more likely to succeed as a solo lawyer (of course after passing the bar exam)?

I am in Maryland and was really looking forward to moving to a warmer climate.

Finally, I am a single mom with 2 young kids.

Thanks for any suggestion. Would really love to hear from lawyers in these cities.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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Check out Southern Methodist University, great law school that is well respected in Dallas. I believe you will still need to take the LSAT exam before doing anything, though. Checkout the forum Top Law Schools for some more info regarding your question. (not advertising the site, just think it would a good resource for the OP)
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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Thanks a lot j.on1987, I will check it out
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