kaurii asked: What is your advice for people who want to practice outside of the state they currently reside? I live in Florida but I want to eventually practice in Cali. I have some people tell me to take the Florida bar first, then study for the Cali one after I've secured some kind of a job. But I heard that attending Cali law schools may be best since they can teach you their law as part of the curriculum and it improves your chances against that beast of a bar :/ I also... hate. Florida.
Normally, if someone wants to practice outside of the state she currently resides, I would advise that she go to law school in that state. However, the California bar exam is considered one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. So going to law school in Cali or somewhere else may not make that big of a difference.
I understand why some would say you should sit for the Florida bar, secure a job in Florida, and then study for the Cali bar exam. It’s definitely the safer route to go. But if it was me, I would just be worried that I may get stuck in Florida.
If you honestly hate Florida, then why stay? Consider and weigh all your options and potential opportunities. Ultimately, the decision is yours.