ndirish2010 wrote:andythefir wrote:CJ2017 wrote:How is the placement in DC for summer externships/internships? How does ND do with clerkships?
I was blown away by our clerkship numbers for the class of 2014. Think 6-10+ fed cir. clerks, including a couple in major feeders. This is in a class of 180. ND crushes any of its peers when it comes to placing students in conservative chambers.
As for DC, I knew several people there for externships and for jobs. I think you need pretty good grades, but it's definitely possible.
Your class was unbelievable as far as clerkships go. In my class (2013) we only had three circuit clerks and no feeders, but not as many people were as interested in clerking. 2014 was just amazing though.
So, are we seeing 2014 as anomalous? High clerkships plus a crazy high biglaw representation. Or part of a trend?
(I'm not sure how an anomalous class would happen in law school, as grades are curved and from what I understand firms/clerkships don't really recruit "talent" in the sense that grades still have to be there. And only so many people of any class can meet those grade cut-offs. So this means median (or close to it) students were getting biglaw at ND?)
Any insight into why 2014 was amazing?