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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:59 pm

Any news from PC or the tech satellites?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:58 am

Cooley's single SA spot filled as of 9/23

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:12 pm

Interviewed with Perkins on august 2... still havent heard anything. Emailed recruiter in Seattle office 2 weeks ago. No reply. Wtf

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:Interviewed with Perkins on august 2... still havent heard anything. Emailed recruiter in Seattle office 2 weeks ago. No reply. Wtf


Perkins just moves really slowly. It took something like 3 weeks to convert my verbal offer into a written offer.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:56 pm

Any news from Perkins Coie today?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:13 pm

I know at least 2 offers have gone from Perkins to UW students last week.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:Any news from Perkins Coie today?


Got a call from Perkins yesterday requesting times I'm available for a phone interview.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:29 pm

Anyone know if Perkins "dings" by phone, email or snail mail? CB almost three weeks ago, radio silence. I'm assuming ding.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know if Perkins "dings" by phone, email or snail mail? CB almost three weeks ago, radio silence. I'm assuming ding.


If you go back to previous years in this thread it seems that post-CB you get dinged by phone calls.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:21 pm

Come on, Perkins. You're delaying the whole market. I'm sitting on an offer at a mid-sized firm but can't get Perkins to let me know one way or the other.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:33 pm

perkins so fucking slow it's stupid

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:perkins so fucking slow it's stupid


Realistically they've probably sent out all of their offers and are just keeping us on reserve in case someone turns them down.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:45 am

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Anonymous User wrote:perkins so fucking slow it's stupid


Realistically they've probably sent out all of their offers and are just keeping us on reserve in case someone turns them down.


So true. Love how they dont even reply to my ''hey its been 3 weeks wtf u want a CB or no''' email

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:45 pm

Has anyone been dinged by Perkins recently? just waiting for that ding call/letter/email at this point, CB ~4 weeks ago.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone been dinged by Perkins recently? just waiting for that ding call/letter/email at this point, CB ~4 weeks ago.


Had my CB 4 weeks ago too, haven't heard anything. Not sure if I should send a follow up email expressing my undying love for the firm.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:00 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone been dinged by Perkins recently? just waiting for that ding call/letter/email at this point, CB ~4 weeks ago.


Had my CB 4 weeks ago too, haven't heard anything. Not sure if I should send a follow up email expressing my undying love for the firm.


I think there is nothing wrong with sending an email to check in and briefly reiterate your interest. Make sure to say something like "I am very interested in working for Perkins Coie and I look forward to hearing back from you" instead of something boombox-outside-of-the-window-y.

It won't change your chances, but it might let you find out about a ding more quickly than a letter.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:55 pm

Post-CB rejection from PC recently. I knew it was coming after I heard nothing for ~4 weeks, but it still stung. T6, top third-ish, Law Review. :cry:

Seattle's tough to crack.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:52 pm

Anyone else strike out in Seattle? :|

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else strike out in Seattle? :|


I struck out. Going to SF and renewing a clerkship effort.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Post-CB rejection from PC recently. I knew it was coming after I heard nothing for ~4 weeks, but it still stung. T6, top third-ish, Law Review. :cry:

Seattle's tough to crack.


Sorry to hear that. May I ask how they contacted you (letter/email/phone)?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:28 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Post-CB rejection from PC recently. I knew it was coming after I heard nothing for ~4 weeks, but it still stung. T6, top third-ish, Law Review. :cry:

Seattle's tough to crack.


Sorry to hear that. May I ask how they contacted you (letter/email/phone)?


Phone call from OCI screener.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:45 am

It looks like I'm going to accept an SA position at a small, relatively less-well-known firm in Seattle (I won't say which because they're only taking one summer). Assuming I do well next summer and everything and get a permanent offer, would there be a possibility of moving into Seattle Biglaw after a couple of years? Or am I kind of doomed? I had really wanted DWT or K&L but my grades aren't perfect so I am probably lucky to have anything in the city at all. But I don't know if I'm ready to give up the Biglaw dream. Medianish at East Coast T14, fwiw.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:It looks like I'm going to accept an SA position at a small, relatively less-well-known firm in Seattle (I won't say which because they're only taking one summer). Assuming I do well next summer and everything and get a permanent offer, would there be a possibility of moving into Seattle Biglaw after a couple of years? Or am I kind of doomed? I had really wanted DWT or K&L but my grades aren't perfect so I am probably lucky to have anything in the city at all. But I don't know if I'm ready to give up the Biglaw dream. Medianish at East Coast T14, fwiw.


MMS?

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:08 am

Update: 100% strikeout in Seattle; applied to literally every single firm; got 3 CBs, dings from all. I had very strong ties as well. I'm at a T14 and didn't do well at OCI, but just recently landed an SA offer (deciding between SF and east coast), so everything panned out. Love Seattle and it was my goal to work there, but hey, I literally did everything I could...Everything.

Laterling after a year or two will be my focus.

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Re: Lets Talk Seattle...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:09 am

For people still waiting (are you out there?): just emailed Foster and their summer class is full.




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