My friends on the ground in D.C. told a different story. The market, they explained, is completely saturated. There are a ton of law schools in the local area, not to mention graduates from top tier schools coming to D.C.
This article in the Washington Examiner tends to validate their position.
"Here in the District, the situation is not as dire, but many are settling for jobs that fall short of the glamorous gigs they envisioned while piling up thousands of dollars in student loans."That's a bit of an understatement. I can't help but speculate that the reason the situation in D.C. does not seem as dire is that people probably consider unpaid work "employment." Unpaid internships are rampant in D.C., and I know more than one graduate of a D.C. area law school (not Georgetown) currently working for free.
The moral of the story: a) Avoid law school like the plague. b) Don't expect to do any better in D.C.