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Old 12-16-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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I am applying for law schools and not sure where I want to go. I am married to a Hmong person and have biracial children. We currently live in Wisconsin and love the outdoors; however, we don't really want to live in Wisconsin or the St. Paul area. We do still want to be near other Hmong families. So, any ideas of where there is a law school, family friend neighborhoods near by, and some Hmong people?
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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California's Central Valley has many Hmong families. Fresno, Stockton, Sacramento.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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These places might work: Hmong people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Minneapolis has plenty of Hmong people, and I'm sure many law schools. The university of Minnesota is in Minneapolis, and I'm sure it has a reputable law school. Also, Minnesota isn't far from Wisconsin.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Best bet would be Northern California, largest Hmong population in the US, followed by Minnesota and Wisconsin. Other places to consider are Atlanta, Charlotte, and Houston.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Minneapolis has plenty of Hmong people, and I'm sure many law schools. The university of Minnesota is in Minneapolis, and I'm sure it has a reputable law school. Also, Minnesota isn't far from Wisconsin.
She specifically said she didn't want to live in Wisconsin or St. Paul, why in the world are you suggesting Minneapolis to her?
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Well, the old adage with law school is go to the best school you can get into. That may not fit with your plan of being near the outdoors and near a decent Hmong population though. But if you are committed to becoming a lawyer, you may want to consider going to that "best school" and then moving to the place you want to practice after you graduate.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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California, Minnesota, and North Carolina have several towns with high Hmong populations.

In North Carolina the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area seems to have a good deal of Hmong from what I find. I don't know if it has any good law schools. In California the Fresno and Sacramento areas seem to have a good deal of Hmong. Minnesota has many Hmong areas besides Minneapolis-St. Paul. Lyon County, Minnesota is a small area with a good percent of Hmong in Tracy. Beyond the states I've named I read Fitchburg, Massachusetts has a noticeable Hmong population complete with some kind of festival. Massachusetts has good law schools.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-184323625.html
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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She specifically said she didn't want to live in Wisconsin or St. Paul, why in the world are you suggesting Minneapolis to her?
Because I'm an idiot and didn't read her whole post.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Though I'm not the kind of person to generally recommend where one can find their "kind", there is a fair amount of Hmongs in/around Riverside, CA.

I hope you get whatever satisfaction you're hoping for out of that.
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