How bout 'dem apples!
~42% Biglaw/A3 clerkships? Sounds pretty good. And since at least some of the class probably won't be aiming for either one, that makes me think that being anywhere above median at least puts you solidly in the running if that's what you're looking for.
Agreed, and NALP data seems to support this. Once you consider PI as well (which some people are gunning for), top 1/2 seems like a solid place to be.
NALP data being that many firms I've looked up require top 50% at UT to get a screener interview.