« on: June 18, 2009, 06:44:45 PM »
I saw this post on TLS as well, but decided just to post here.
With your GPA, you are likely first in your class. Along with Law Review and the fact that you want to work in DC, this should be enough to stay.
That you'll have guaranteed interviews from the best firms without a blind lottery is a huge deal.
One thing you're not mentioning but is very important is your network base at American. Having friends and professors at your current school is a big pro. When I went to ask for LORs from my professors, they made it clear that between me and a student that stayed at the school, they'd give them a rec over me in the future. When I'll invariably need a recommendation for a 2L SA position, it would have been nice to count on that.