do you know anything about the admissions process that you would like to share - the commonality in successful applicants, numbers, etc? Also, how would you compare clerking opportunities v. H, Chicago
Sorry not to respond. I stopped checking in after realizing the traffic on the board has died down so much.
I don't think I have much to add to the conventional wisdom on either of these topics. As far as admissions, it's still a numbers-driven school--although perhaps less so than its peers. With such a small class, the adcomms can afford to "shop around" for the people with interesting background and experiences. I was definitely not one of those people. I think SLS has a reputation for looking beyond numbers a bit, but this may be a little overplayed: it's still definitely about numbers. That said, I think SLS has the most unpredictable admissions patterns, and to be honest, it doesn't make a lot of sense sometimes. I stopped trying to figure it out.
As far as clerking, I won't pretend to have any idea about this. I haven't really looked into it enough to know about the process, etc. And I have absolutely no clue how we compare to those other schools you mentioned. I suppose a 2L or 3L would be the person to ask. Sorry