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published May 16, 2006
Which city in Texas is the best place to practice law?
Buffalo: Wondering what y'all's opinions are on the best city in Texas to practice law... balancing the economic climate, legal culture, competition among law firms and the quality of living in each city....
Fish_nuts: it would depend entirely on your personality. for somebody like me who likes to have fun, Austin.
wickedangel: Austin is a very cool place to live, but finding the market pretty tight!
Lothario: San Antonio is a great place to practice - cheap to live here, too! But the market is kind of tight. Austin would also be cool. Fewer fat people in Austin than in San Antonio, which is always a bonus, no?
dallasrecruit: I would first determine which area of law you are going to or are practicing. Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio each have strengths. Also and equally important is what culture you would prefer to live in. There's quite a different between cost of living and culture of Dallas vs. Austin. The legal economic climate is strong overall in all major Texas cities, however certain practice areas are stronger and you would have more options depending on what area you chose.
kurdtkobain: Stay away from Corpus Christi. I think it's where the economy -- and Selena -- went to die.
metaphysic: Austin consistently ranks high on lists of best places to live, work, and play. Forbes, Men's Journal, Sperling's BestPlaces, and various other groups regularly publish lists of the best places to live based on a variety of factors. Austin typically ranks very well in both individual and overall categories
MeJD: The clear answer: None. Get out while you can.
JD_Jr: i'd have to agree. the ft. worth/dallas market is a boy's club.
ProBonoLifer: It's Texas. It's all a boy's club. It is like they haven't heard that women got the right to vote a long time ago.