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Anonymous User wrote:Hi there, finding this thread interesting and would love to hear from anyone who participated in OCI's w/ Foster Pepper, Lane Powell, Stoel, DWT or K & L in Seattle.
Would love to know as much as possible about Foster Pepper and Lane Powell
What specifically do you want to know? As far as I know, they all have the standard screener/callback interview process. FYI, an "informational interview"/coffee often counts as a screener. Lane Powell seems to have a strategy of hiring very few summers, and instead relies on laterals from big markets like NYC. That said, they still hire summers, so it's worth your time considering how few spots there are in seattle. Also, Perkins has by far the most spots, so you might want to focus on them, followed by K&L, then DWT and FP.
I would like to know about how many spots each has, where they hire from and what screeners look at most (GPA, Law Review, Externships, etc.) Does someone from SU have a decent chance at any -- also, kind of for a different thread, but should an SU person transfer to UW --?
I'm a 1L who is from SU trying to determine best path forward...
To find out what firms hire SAs, go here and search for Seattle under location: http://www.nalpdirectory.com/Page.cfm?PageID=34
It will tell you how many SAs each firm had and how many got offers to become associates. That should indicate how many SAs each firm will have next summer.
If I remember correctly, a recent year had the following:
Perkins - 16
KL Gates - 7
DWT - 4
Foster - 4
Lane Powell - 2
WSGR - 2
Cooley - 2
Fenwick - 2
Garvey - 1
Hillis Clark - 1
and there were some more that had 1 or 2. My numbers might be off a little, so you can check yourself on NALP.
For transferring, I don't think there is much reason to transfer. You'll have access to the same firms at SU, and firms will judge you based on your 1L grades at SU relative to your SU peers. Firms here generally want a higher class rank from SU, but they do hire a lot of SU grads, and transferring won't change the fact that your 1L grades came from SU.