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What's the best school for placement in DC?
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:09:05 PM »
Is it Georgetown? Or Virginia? Or does it not really matter?

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Re: What's the best school for placement in DC?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 10:14:55 PM »
According to this, a slightly higher percentage of Gtown students place in DC compared to Virginia.

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/08/washington-dc.html

But when it comes to elite firm placement in DC, data from firms like Covington and Burling, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, etc. suggests Virginia is the clear winner.  Virginia is also quite a bit better for clerkship/academia placement.

http://lawfirmaddict2007.blogspot.com/

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Re: What's the best school for placement in DC?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 08:53:03 PM »
Clearly it is Yale.  Most of the T10 will place better then GT in DC.  Don't confuse the results of self-selection with ability to place.

According to this, a slightly higher percentage of Gtown students place in DC compared to Virginia.

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/08/washington-dc.html

But when it comes to elite firm placement in DC, data from firms like Covington and Burling, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, etc. suggests Virginia is the clear winner.  Virginia is also quite a bit better for clerkship/academia placement.

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Re: What's the best school for placement in DC?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 09:56:06 PM »
Yale is the clear winner.  The school's home market is practically DC.  Many Yalies go to elite DC firms like W&C, WilmerHale, and Covington.

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Re: What's the best school for placement in DC?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 10:34:54 PM »
I was under the impression that bt was only saying that GULC did better in DC than UVA, not that it did better than any other school.

Anecdotally, a YLS friend of mine told me last year that about half her class seemed to be summering in DC.

That's right.  I don't think there's any doubt that Yale is the best placing school anywhere, for anything, and that data might only suggest otherwise due to self-selection. 

But as the OP was asking about UVA and Georgetown, I think UVA is the winner in pretty much every field (PI may be different).