cheaptilts wrote:Today I realized that there are anywhere from 30-40 people in the top 5% at Georgetown in any given year. That's a lot of students
Yeah. I wonder how much of this is due to "the GULC administration won't help its students gets clerkships" versus "GULC has too many students so its placement percentages are going to be relatively low no matter what."
Also, for what its worth, I just checked with a GULC grad who was #2 in his class several years ago and he said that--at least back then--the school definitely worked to get its very top students into competitive clerkships. I bet that still happens.
Again, not gonna give specifics here, but I can tell you 100% that it did not happen my year. And it wasn't that long ago. I guess it depends what you consider "the school definitely worked:" are professors open to helping and making calls? Sure. Is the school going to help you prepare your stuff and whatnot if you're proactive? Sure. But is the school going to contact the top students to tell them to apply? In my experience, no.
It's funny that you guys shit on Georgetown for stuff that's pretty arguable, like our employment numbers being crap when many of our students self-select into PI, but then you won't believe that the school can be actually crap in some ways. There is a reason we have abysmal clerkship placement, and the fault lies mainly with career services. It just isn't a priority for them.