Jumbo wrote:kurama20 wrote:Well I don't want to get into this too much, but consider doing firm searches at the elite DC firms.
Kellog Huber is one of the most elite and selective firms in the nation, about the only school that isn't HYS that is consistently represented in their ranks is UVA (even with GULC being a much bigger school). They have multiple Bristow fellows, ex DOJ attorneys, SCOTUS clerks, and basically everyone has a COA clerkship or a Fed dist clerkship.
Checkout Robbins Russell as well. Same situation (actually they are even harder on GULC). They also are filled with ex DOJ and SCOTUS clerks.
Williams and Connolly is an ultra elite DC firm where the two seemed to be equal. This may have a lot to do with the fact that the founder was a legendary trial lawyer who was a devout Christian and attended GULC. I'm sure you know about W&C
Covington is another DC firm where GULC seems to be about equal to UVA.
http://www.cov.com/biographies/List.asp ... f54a18ca46
Finally Kirland and Ellis DC. This is another strong DC office firm. This is a firm where GULC actually dominates UVA.
http://www.kirkland.com/sitecontent.cfm ... rch=Search
FWIW I think that UVA is a stronger school than GULC OVERALL (clerkship and non DC placement). But I think that in DC they are closer than what people will lead you to believe.
Super small sample size. 90% of the people at UVA or GULC won't have a shot at (most of) these firms.
Doesn't matter. These are the types of jobs OP is interested in based on our conversations. Also saying it doesn't matter at all just because of sample size is a bit extreme, it may matter less but it matters (and really the Covington, Kirkland, and W&C are not "super small" sample sizes.)
CE from what I've been told by someone else at UVA (who I think is a class ahead of you) the number is a bit better than you quoted. Also a lot of the number has to do with where people were bidding. Focusing on one's home market apparently turned out to be one of the soundest strategies from what I was told.