Yup, just this morning at the bus stop, I was thinking, gosh, I'm sick of the cold. -20 with the wind currently at my house, -18 in downtown saint paul. If you have the means, come up now and see if you can handle it. It is possible. My husband is from egypt, and he's adjusted relatively well. He's even to the point that when it reaches 20 degrees, he gets all excited and wants to go out for a walk because the weather is so nice
*The Twin Cities has an excellent legal community. We've got a number of law schools, a number of firms, and lots and lots of contacts to be made. However, that does make it more difficult to get a job here after you graduate, but if you don't like the cold, then you wouldn't want to stay anyways
I came to the cities after college, thinking I could work as a paralegal with just my bachelors. Nope, had to have experience AND a paralegal certification just to get in the door.
*Relatively diverse, for the midwest. Wide variety of restaurants, sports teams, arts opportunities, museums, things to do.
*I *think* there might be underground tunnels connecting some buildings at the U. Anyone who went there who can verify that? I work in downtown minneapolis, and all the buildings are connected by skyway, so after I arrive in the downtown, I can hop into any building and walk almost anywhere I need to go.
*excellent public radio.