Student author Christina Gonzalez is a rising 3L at the University of Houston Law Center, and is a student worker for the Admissions Office.
The decision of which law school to attend comes with many questions, and one will find that the process of answering them involves weighing just as many factors. One of the biggest factors is the city in which you think you will want to practice after graduation (although things can certainly change, so being flexible is also important). If Texas – and more specifically Houston – is on your short list for law schools, a recent article published in Texas Monthly might help persuade you. This article contains the results from a survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, inviting readers to vote for America’s Favorite Place on their website. Survey participants voted on a variety of subjects, including the best burgers and wine bars, festivals, attractions, and the friendliness of the locals.
Other factors in the rankings included the locals in each city, (considering their quirkiness, hotness, or charming geekiness), affordability (Houston is one of the most affordable metropolitan areas in the nation), and walkability. Warm, sunny weather also played a part, and Houston has this in spades. Three cities in Texas landed in the top ten cities listed in the survey as the friendliest, with Houston coming in at number two. Whether you live here or have simply visited, I think we can all agree that Houston is well deserving of its silver star ranking.
The article can be found here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/howdy-survey-finds-texas-friendliest-cities/, along with the Travel + Leisure article here: http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-places/friendliest-cities.
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