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Old 12-17-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Please, I'm begging for some advice. I'm looking into relocating. Graduating with my undergraduate soon, I am planning on going into graduate school. But before I look into schools, I want to look into places and areas and where I could settle in after graduating the second round. Getting into law, you have to go to school where you want to practice, and that is the decision I am totally overwhelmed to make or even research. I have tried, but there are so many options. So I need your help. I'm looking for the following:
good employment rates, generally low to average cost of living, not too warm but not too cold (the four seasons, or warmer), somewhere beautiful honestly - spectacularly beautiful. Somewhere I can be proud of and comfortable. It seems so out of reach to find.

I appreciate any and all advice - good and bad!
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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Anything else?
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area in North Carolina could be a good option. It's a very pretty area with lots of greenery/trees and a balanced moderate four season climate. You would have a concentration of law school options with Duke University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University and North Carolina Central University (an HBCU with a racially balanced law school) all within thirty minutes of one another. The employment rate is low (in the mid 4% range) and the cost of living is around the US average.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Thank you so much for your response, any advice is beyond appreciated on my behalf.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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Connecticut.

Either Stamford Metro or Hartford Metro.

Law jobs are tight, but with the economy improving, you should be able to find something.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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Connecticut.

Either Stamford Metro or Hartford Metro.

Law jobs are tight, but with the economy improving, you should be able to find something.
Neither of those would seem to meet the "low to average" cost of living criteria.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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Neither of those would seem to meet the "low to average" cost of living criteria.
Hartford would over Stamford. For what you make i.e. you make more money up here it will more than pay for itself.

Hartford Metro is amazing. If you pick the correct town, CT is average cost of living.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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2nd for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. Don't Forget Campbell University also has a law school Downtown Raleigh. Education wise that concentration is hard to obtain in any metro.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: C-U metro
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Tulsa would meet your criteria. The Univesity of Tulsa is pretty well respected, particularly in the energy industry. Tulsa is not flat and dry like OKC but hilly and green. It is close to scenic areas in Arkansas and SE Oklahoma.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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Extreme northern Atlanta suburbs (Cummings, Canton,etc), Knoxville, TN and St. Petersburg, FL
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