"First, I'll be W&L in the fall, so that may impact how I view the school
Washington and Lee places much better than people give them credit for. Clerkship percentage for 2007 grads was 19%. Around 60% went private practice, with a starting salary median of 110,000. The private practice and starting salary could be higher, but W&L grads are notorious for wanting to find a "comfortable job" rather than high salary. I would much rather take 100,000 in Charlotte than 160K in NYC.
So, I feel there is at least a 50% (60%/2 + 19%) chance to land a extremely good job. I decided on W&L and low debt over BC, wisconsin, iowa, UNC, washington university in st.louis, and a few other schools."