Top third at GW is getting 14 preselects. Don't think top 35% at GULC isn't getting enough employer-initiated interviews in order to bring interview totals up to 14. Top 15% isn't picking up an extra 10 interviews at GULC in order to equal GW's 20 interviews.
I'm sure you're right that the bottom 1/2 or 2/3 at GW are not doing well, (not that I think they're going to do great at GULC), but if these screenings turn into CBs and offers at the same rate they do at GULC (which is the big question: how many of these firms are just giving empty pre-select interviews to fill out their schedules?) then it may be better to be top 1/3 or higher at GW than at GULC (which is how I should have phrased my earlier statement about GW outplacing us).
GULCer here. First, the fact is that we don't do preselects, which will inevitably skew the results. You can't sit here and say that GW is in a better position than we are simply based on this anecdotal evidence. I'm not sure where you are at law school (if you still go; and for all I know you are GULC as well), but I don't know who you've been speaking to at GULC to indicate that the microscopic sample of GW posting here is representative of GW's Top 1/3 as a whole (and as you note, for all we know half of those preselects are purely to fill schedules). A fair amount of people I know who definitely aren't Top 15 (at least in my section) have at least 10 interviews just from the lottery. I'm Top 15%; I'm at about 18 or 19 interviews so far, almost all in the V10-50 range; 7 of those are at places that got back to me after the lottery didn't allocate me an interview (and I also did individual outreach). So I'd argue that Top 1/3 at GULC is okay, though obviously for some individuals it will entirely depend on how he or she bid (ergo, some people have less than 10).
I'd rather we have a hybrid like UVA, but I get that it would be difficult for employers to deal with that given the size of the class. Still, to the poster above who was disheartened about choosing GULC over GW (what, did they offer you the $100K/free housing deal too?), don't sweat it. This board and its posters are not a representative sample. Notice how little current GULC activity there is, for what, about 600 graduating students/year?
Edit: Moreover, plenty of people get extra interviews and even offers from visiting the hospitality suites at EIW. My future roommate got one through that process last year from a firm he never even bid on.