*Proudly scorns Wachtell for DLA Piper because DLA Piper has more attorneys*Slevin Kelevra 2011 wrote:Its not about WUSTL. Just discussing St. Louis and Missouri. Of those 6 NLJ250 firms, how many are AMLaw 100 or V100? Just saying. It's not a big legal market. If you take the total number of summer associates at AMLaw 100 or V100 firms in St. Louis, I doubt you get over 20 total in the entire city, if that.
Actually, I'll do it. Firms with over 500 attorneys (there are only three with St. L offices):
HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP - 8 summer associates last year
Polsinelli Shughart PC - 2 summer associates last year
BRYAN CAVE LLP - 6 summer associates last year
So, St. Louis has a total of around (given fluctations) 15-20 total summer associate positions at top law firms. That just isn't much of a legal market.
SNR Denton also has an office in the city. They probably run between 1 and 5 SAs/year from downturn to boom, there are less than 100 attorneys in the office. Probably 50-75 total. But yeah St. Louis isn't a huge legal market.