G. T. L. Rev. wrote:My gut is that you're a bit of a wildcard candidate -- high upside, given the experience and the LR Board position, but big possibility of striking out, too, given the middling grades. Anyhow, if you play your cards right, I gather there are a number of judges who will give you a serious look, particularly at the district court level.Anonymous User wrote:What do you make of a top 10 school applicant, ed board of law review, middle of the pack grades-wise, but stellar recommendations (possibly with phone calls), and good work experience (biglaw, military, USAO)?Definitely apply if you want to clerk. The process is tough, and a bit fickle too, but hardly fruitless in your case.Should I even bother applying, or would it be fruitless because I'm an average law student?Those aren't the two most competitive areas, but they are maybe the second and third most competitive. DC leads by a pretty sizeable margin.I wouldn't be applying in either of the two most competitive areas (ND Cal + SDNY or 9th + 2nd Cirs.), but I would be applying to circuits/districts near those......Edit: school has no GPAs and no rank.
Your recommenders will likely comment on where you stand, and you can probably get a rough sense of that from looking at honors cutoffs and stuff like that.
I'm sure you've heard this on here before (in fact, I know you have), but this was more helpful than my 30 minute career office meeting. Thank you so much!