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Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:27 am

Any news from Jet City?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:49 pm

Anyone heard from Perkins Coie?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:51 pm

bump

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:54 pm

I know one offer and one post-CB rejection from the Seattle office of Perkins. Both came at the end of last week.

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:41 am

Do you know if the rejection came via email or mail?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:54 pm

I think I just officially struck out for Seattle. I'm a T10 transfer and am from the area originally w/ family there. No CBs via OCI (out of 6-7 screeners). Mailed about 30 firms, got 2 screeners, one of which led to a CB then a rejection (received today) and the other straight to a rejection. I'm frustrated because I thought my CB and the screener I got rejected from went well . . . one of the firms was only hiring one summer and the other was hiring like four or five. I thought my grades + ties would have made me competitive there, but apparently not. I wonder what it took to get a Seattle SA this summer- UW top 5% or like T14 + ties + T5%?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:21 pm

Perkins rejection was a phone call

Email rejection from K&L

Snail mail from Foster Pepper

All post CB

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Re: Seattle

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I think I just officially struck out for Seattle. I'm a T10 transfer and am from the area originally w/ family there. No CBs via OCI (out of 6-7 screeners). Mailed about 30 firms, got 2 screeners, one of which led to a CB then a rejection (received today) and the other straight to a rejection. I'm frustrated because I thought my CB and the screener I got rejected from went well . . . one of the firms was only hiring one summer and the other was hiring like four or five. I thought my grades + ties would have made me competitive there, but apparently not. I wonder what it took to get a Seattle SA this summer- UW top 5% or like T14 + ties + T5%?


Did you send a resume to Garvey Schubert Barer?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:46 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I think I just officially struck out for Seattle. I'm a T10 transfer and am from the area originally w/ family there. No CBs via OCI (out of 6-7 screeners). Mailed about 30 firms, got 2 screeners, one of which led to a CB then a rejection (received today) and the other straight to a rejection. I'm frustrated because I thought my CB and the screener I got rejected from went well . . . one of the firms was only hiring one summer and the other was hiring like four or five. I thought my grades + ties would have made me competitive there, but apparently not. I wonder what it took to get a Seattle SA this summer- UW top 5% or like T14 + ties + T5%?


Did you send a resume to Garvey Schubert Barer?


Yes

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:49 pm

CCN officially struck out in seattle last week. Strong local ties. Good grades but not LR

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CCN officially struck out in seattle last week. Strong local ties. Good grades but not LR


Offers in any other markets?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:07 pm

Washington's pretty tough from anywhere other than instate or CA, seattle particularly. Currently a 3L at an east coast school looking to make it back to seattle and having some difficulty. worked at a county prosecutor's office 2L summer (not king), the only reason i got the job (i think) was b/c my supervisor and i graduated from the same HS. a guy from my office was telling me he had a hard time for a while and he graduated 2nd in his class at an east coast top30ish. let me know if yall have any success. good luck.

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:39 pm

Anyone know anything about Cairncross & Hempelmann? Anyone apply?

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Re: Seattle

Postby clemente » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:31 pm

Anyone know of CB, offers, rejections from Lane Powell?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:32 pm

clemente wrote:Anyone know of CB, offers, rejections from Lane Powell?


Rejection about three weeks after interview. Snail Mail.

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:13 am

clemente wrote:Anyone know of CB, offers, rejections from Lane Powell?


Rejection 1.5 weeks after CB, snail mail. Was told they are taking 4 summers.

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:48 pm

Sooo... any movement at all? Where are people working?

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sooo... any movement at all? Where are people working?


I'm curious about this as well-- where are people going this summer? Also, any thoughts on where different firms fit into the Seattle legal market hierarchy? Thanks!

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Sooo... any movement at all? Where are people working?


I'm curious about this as well-- where are people going this summer? Also, any thoughts on where different firms fit into the Seattle legal market hierarchy? Thanks!


I worked last summer as a SA in Seattle and can vouch for the city's overall skepticism of outsiders. Summers in the NW are fantastic. Sunny all the time, green, and never generally tops 80 degrees. People fall in love, firms give them a permanent offer, and after one or two dreary winters, a lot of people head out. For that reason, Seattle firms are very hesitant to take chances on out-of-state applicants with zero ties to the area (this is true of Portland, too). FWIW, I go to a T10 and went to undergrad in the NW.

In terms of rough hierarchy, here's how it is (general strata):

*Perkins Coie, K&L Gates (the nod probably to Perkins for the absolute most prestige since it's homegrown and stayed that way).

*Davis Wright Tremaine, Garvey Schubert, Foster Pepper, Lane Powell

*Stoel Rives, Graham & Dunn, Hillis Clark, Riddell Williams

A lot of the V100 firms have outposts in Seattle, but these are not generally big players in the Seattle market. DLA Piper might be the one exception.

If anyone has questions about the Seattle market or firms, feel free to shoot them my way.

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:30 pm

Yikes. I direct mailed about 12 Seattle firms and got shut down, but I go to a non-T14 school out of state, so now I don't feel too bad about my strikeout. This looks like a seriously tough market to break into.

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Re: Seattle

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:22 am

bump to get started for this year...

How many SA spots were there last year? How many went to UW/SU? How many resulted in offers?

So many questions, so little info.




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