Dat federal clerkship rate. Also some state clerkships in Texas are very prestigious and pretty much just as good but there's no way to account for that.
UT has nothing to do with this btw.
Okay so those numbers are not incorrect. Okay so GW DOES place more students into biglaw and only 3.2% less into clerkships in general (both TX and DC state clerkships are quite prestigious I think) despite having a much bigger class size.
It's important we clear up some misconceptions and rumors that some TLSers just willingly believe and spew out. Genuinely believing and preaching things we merely hear from others leads to terrible things.
Additionally, although OP is not debating about UT, he is considering GW so I think this discussion was worthwhile. OP, GW is expensive. 40% end up underemployed or school employed, 40% get good paying jobs, and 20% do okay. If you don't like that risk don't go. But do your own research because, as you see, TLSers spew out incorrect information from time to time.[/quote]
DC is not a state. Do they have state clerkships? That's an honest question, I have no idea.
I'm still not seeing what UT has to do with anything here. UT (like Vandy, USC, and UCLA) is a cut above when it comes to placement. Compared to GWU, UT doesn't do the employment gaming to nearly the same extent, big law+clerkship placement is always higher, and if the rumors are true, one who is non-IP has a much better shot at big law out of UT. There's might also be the impossible to quantify "Texas midlaw" that gets UT grads and fans so hard. I'm far from a UT cheerleader but these schools are not peers. And once again, the OP is not considering UT (or a peer of UT) so none of this matters.
As far as not paying too much for any school outside of the T14 (I would say T13) of course that's credited.