Have any of you heard of anyone from UW getting a job on the east coast, or does pretty much everyone stay in Seattle? And then you'd think that the non-UW lawyers would feel kind of out of place at a bar meeting. Anyways, I'm asking not because I necessarily plan on going to the east coast to practice, but because I've never been to PNW, and I would hate to go to school there and find out I had no other options for employment if I decided to live somewhere else. Ironically, though, that is why I applied to U Washington, not so much for the school (which I know is great), but because I thought the idea of living in Seattle would be awesome.
And I know part of the answer already to this: really if you go to a T50 school, you can work pretty much anywhere if you're in the top of your class...but some schools, if you're in the middle of the pack or worse, won't help you one iota if you relocate somewhere else.