TTH wrote:Hey Bros, got a question.
I want to apply to a couple of newly-elected Judges for DAT STATE CLERKSHIP, but I really don't have any clue about who I should ask for letter of recommendation as far as faculty goes, given that I have really not cultivated relationships with profs at all (will have at least one or two practitioner letters). Here are the options that immediately come to mind:
1. 1L Professor who called on me a lot in class, likes me personally, but I only had her for one class and got a B+.
2. Legal writing professor who probably doesn't remember, but I booked the class.
3. Federal Judge whose class I'm taking right now, will probably get an A, and who seems to like me, but it will be at least Jan/Feb before I know my grade. Also not sure if one, non-doctrinal class, is a good basis for letter.
Do any of your professors have a good rep for really going above and beyond for students applying to jobs? If any of your options are that person, take them regardless of other factors listed. I got a really strong letter from a 1L professor who I had essentially no out of class contact with after she met with me, asked a billion questions, etc. (not that it's helped). She's even sent follow up emails and calls to jobs I'm applying to.