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Old 01-31-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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Hi,

I currently am a law student in Florida and am considering making a move back to Rochester to live and work. I went to school and worked in Rochester for 6 years prior to moving to Florida for law school (moving to Florida, not law school!). I left upstate, NY with the idea that Florida would be a great place to be...I was mistaken. I wan't to move back to Rochester because I just can't afford to live in South Florida.

However, I am concerned about Rochester's economy, specifically the amount of attorney positions available. When I lived in Rochester I knew the economy wasn't hot but never paid much attention to the legal field. Does anyone know how the legal field is in Rochester? Many firms hiring 1st year associates?

Any insight would be appreciated. Also, has Rochester's economy changed (improved) at all since I was there 3 years ago?
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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I have a couple of friends that have graduated from tier 2 and 3 law schools and they found jobs within 1-2 months. They did not seem have any problems getting interviews. They had several interviews so I don't think it will be as hard to find a job as other fields.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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Did your friends go to law schools in NY? Coming from Florida (though living in Rochester for 6 years), i'm concerned about law firm's hiring bias towards "northern" law schools.

Anyone else? bump bump.

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Old 01-31-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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A couple of my freinds went to University of Buffalo, others went to Syracuse. One went to St. Johns. All NY schools. I am not sure if there is a bias or not towards northern schools.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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Yes I think it would definitely be more difficult to get a job in the field coming from Florida. The "prestige," factor is huge in the NY legal market. I think Rochester might be immune from this since its upstate, but the NYC area is flooded with lawyers and only grads from the top schools get good jobs. Of course in Rochester I'm guessing grads from SUNY Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany have first dibs on all of the good jobs.

I'll PM you with some more details.
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