cts2012 wrote:How desirable are the government jobs GW grads take? Do students take those because they don't get PI, biglaw or a clerkship, or do they take government because that's what they would prefer? Were you able to find that out?
Hey CTS - re: government jobs, this is from mi-chan17 on the GW thread:
"Government positions" are really a very wide range. We get a few people into federal jobs via the various departments' honors programs - I know folks headed into DOJ, IRS, and CIA. That's not the bulk of that group, but it's not negligible either. GW sends a very large number of people into federal government through PMF - I think this year we sent 14 or so finalists. GW also puts people into state jobs, there are people headed off to DA/PD jobs as well as into state AG offices and state agencies. I don't know the sheer numbers on those, though.
The number also includes people who end up in government doing non-law stuff. Some of the PMF folks may end up falling into that camp, but people also go into some of the agencies to do reg-writing or contract management which are often JD preferred jobs.