cornellbeez wrote:snotrocket wrote:Since we seem to have forgotten, this is a thread about CLERKSHIPS. So to get things back on track, here are the proportions of clerks accounted for by schools in the various US News Tiers:
% / N / TIER
0.394 561 T14
0.298 424 T1
0.188 268 T2
0.076 108 T3
0.044 63 T4
so if i am top 1/4 at mich, what are the odds of getting a clerkship? preferably in new york, chicago, boston, or dc.
I think you'd have a fairly decent shot, but the process is reportedly somewhat unpredictable. Somebody asked a similar question in the Michigan 2012 thread and they said there are people up to around top 50% and maybe beyond that manage to land fairly decent clerkships if they are strategic enough about it. Those big markets will be harder to land if you're not in the top 10-15% I'd imagine, but I wouldn't be amazed if you had a pretty solid shot with those types of grades. I'd hit up that thread and see if somebody there with more experience than us 0Ls can throw information/advice your way.
As an aside, that weather debate was just stupid. We should all be ashamed of ourselves. That is all.