To those saying that DC firms won't go deeper into UVA's class than they will Penn's, that's probably (almost certainly) true. But I still believe you have a relative advantage to Penn people because we have so many networking events available to us in/for D.C. The location just makes it easier. And I'm not sure but I think OP maybe URM/Black? If so it should be UVA no question. BLSA is constantly having networking events with the D.C firms--we have on on Monday just for us where we will get talk to AA attorneys at Cov DC, Wilmerhale DC, and Crowell D.C. Those are some very selective firms and you want to take advantage of any opportunity you get to network with people there (Imagine going into fall OGI and your interviewer being someone you had a mock interview with before and who you've chatted with at several networking events--that could make all the difference in the world in getting a callback). We also have our own mock interview program with these firms, and Covington is one of BLSA's partners. I'll tell you this, if you can break the 3.3 mean (which is by no means easy/ a given) as a URM at UVA you will get DC if you take advantage of the networking events and learn how to interview. Trust me about the locale thing; it's just easier when you are only 2 hours away from your desired career location.
Not to sidetrack the thread but I personally believe that Penn does have a noticeable leg up on UVA in NYC (and not just in terms of networking--I'm talking about how far into the class NYC firms will go at Penn). For those UVA people in the thread who did OGI last year what was your experience/what did you hear about NYC firms--particularly the one's with big classes like Skadden? I just found out that before the crash Skadden NY had class sizes of over 100 people