hlsperson1111 wrote:I don't think you are correct on the Covington v. Jenner/Wilmer/Etc. question (just based on clerkships and latin honors from the people who have worked there in CO 2012 and 2013), but I think we can all agree that the top DC firms are very selective and that W&C is more selective than the rest of them.
latin honors are a pretty shaky proxy for 1L performance, esp. given latin honors' intentional vagueness at HLS. and clerkships don't tell you much either bc of self-selection issues. granted my sample size is small (5-6), but it's of people's actual grades and their actual results at this most recent EIP.
within that (small) sample size at this past EIP, covington was a tougher nut to crack (at least in terms of the pattern of raw grades) than either of the other two you mentioned.
ETA: i mean obviously all of this is a pretty inexact science and in the end it's kind of splitting hairs. at the very least though i do feel safe saying wilmer and jenner should not be placed an explicit rung above covington in grade-selectivity (as you did in your initial post).