I can't link to the third article, but I will try to give its highlights here. It was discussing rankings on clerkships done by US News, which are here: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/c ... clerkships
W&L came out as #12 in the country in the US News federal clerkship rankings, with Percent of 2011 employed J.D. grads with federal judicial clerkships at 9.7%. W&L also had 10.6% in state/local clerkships using the same formula, but its ranking in that category was not shown as some other schools had numbers in the 30% range such as Seton Hall.
These are US News rankings, not W&L's, so there is no allegation that W&L manipulated any stats here, the article was just quibbling over whether US News should have calculated as percentage of the employed versus the whole class, which is probably a good point. If you use the whole class, the percentages for everyone go down by about a point or two, but the relative rankings don't change much. Someone should redo the rankings for all the schools with that in mind, but I do not think you would see a significant difference. No matter how you slice it, W&L does better than most other schools in federal clerkships.
The third article makes a better point about some of the schools that had particularly large numbers of state and local clerkships, particularly the schools in New Jersey (where there are a lot of traffic court clerkships), but W&L did not figure in the state and local rankings anyway. The more significant clerkships are generally the federal ones, and that is where W&L ranked highly.