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Should I go to law school in Georgia or Virginia? Which is a better state to live and practice in?

I'm debating whether I should go to UGA law or a law school in Virginia. I am from the Atlanta area. What is Northern Virginia and the Virginia Beach area like? I have never been there but have heard that it's really pretty. I don't want to live in a place that's too cold or has too much traffic. I also want to live in a somewhat wealthy area, as I want to practice in estate & wealth planning. Any recommendations?

Asked By: xoxo - 8/20/2008
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UVA is one of the nation's top law schools and you can go practice law anywhere after you get the degree. Northern Virginia has terrible traffic but lots of jobs for lawyers. Housing prices are also very high. Fairfax County, VA is one of the wealthiest in the USA.
Answered By: Ginger O - 8/20/2008
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You're not asking for much now are you? I'm sure supporters of both states will have their reasons for selecting their respective states. But if you're looking for wealth, I don't think you're going to find much better than the suburban Washington area... More
Answered By: Ricky - 8/20/2008
 
I've lived in Northern VA, outside of VA Beach, and Atlanta. In terms of traffic, both areas of Virginia have horrendous traffic, although it's comparable to Atlanta's traffic. If the traffic is really an issue, stick with UGA. Athens doesn't have bad traffic at all. Furthermore, although you mention you want to... More
Answered By: ncohio - 8/20/2008
 
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