The Six Best Cities To Live In During Law School
Many things factor into a law school decision. Which type of law you want to practice. Law school rankings. Alumni. Professors. Where the law school is located. Considering the majority of your professional connections will be geographically close to the law school where you graduate, location is one of the most important factors.
And so the folks at Uloop have provided an article from Kaplan outlining six options to spend three years studying law using data from StartClass. Instead of ranking the six cities, they list them in “no order.” Not surprisingly, the nation’s capital is the first city mentioned. The annual median salary for lawyers in Washington D.C. is more than $157,000. The “young adult” population makes up 21% of the city’s population. And of course, top-ranked law schools at Georgetown and George Washington are in D.C.
Two iconic college towns are next on the list. For the first, law students will want to pack their cowboy boots and freshen up on their country music. However, Austin, Texas boasts more than cowboys and goes well beyond Texas stereotypes. Austin is a young college town with a vibrant music scene and of course, the annual South by Southwest festival. Next is Columbia, Missouri. Before you laugh, consider, Columbia’s incredibly low cost of living, expansive local food and artsy scene and extensive network of trails and parks. Columbia also boasts an underrated music and festival scene, and not to mention, quite possibly the finest independent film fest in TrueFalse.
Three cities round out the list. First up is another obvious choice in Boston. The true college city boasts a plethora of universities and culture. Similar to D.C., Boston-based attorneys rake in an average of $160,000 and the young adult population is large at about 21%. Finally, Atlanta and Phoenix make the list. The weather-related reasons are obvious. Both options allow you to skip winters and both have blossoming job markets. While you’ll likely be able to attend class in flip-flops year-round in Phoenix, Atlanta boasts a sizable $140,000 median salary for attorneys.
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