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Top Students, Great Attorneys

In the wake of collapsing law firms and double digit unemployment rates, UW School of Law graduates and students are still finding employment. Thanks to the hard work of staff in the Center for Career Planning and Public Service, 36 graduates started judicial clerkships in 2009, the most number of judicial clerkships the school has had in any given year since this information was first collected in 1999. An additional 36 students worked in the courts during the summer. Of students in the 2010 and 2011 classes, 98% held positions last summer. Some went as far afield as Shanghai, China, Seyssell, France, and Zacatecas, Mexico, while others stayed in Washington working with law firms, judges, and public interest groups.

Assistant Dean Naomi Sanchez notes that students from the class of 2009 have also been able to find interesting work instate and out-of-state.

"Though challenged by the economic decline in the legal sector, our graduates are still being employed in top firms, government, and as judicial clerks," she said.


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