let's say you end up graduating from an HYSCC with latin honors, but summered and spent your first post-grad year or two working at a mid-sized law firm, then clerk for a year or two... is it somewhat easier to get a V10 than if you tried getting one of those as a mediocre-GPA'ed 1L? (clearly i am talking about a hypothetical "friend" of mine.)
Not sure I understand the question.
You graduate from a good law school, you then work for a "mid-sized" firm, then from there you clerk, and then from there you want to go to a V-10 law firm after the clerkship?
I guess my first question would be what do you mean by "mid-sized?"
My second question would be where did you clerk?