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Clerkship Recommendations

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:06 pm

I am a second year ADA at one of the bigger offices in the country (Chicago, LA, NY). I graduated top 1/3 from a T1 and have written two appellate briefs and first chaired a handful of trials during my first year at this office. I would like to apply to federal clerkships with the hope that I can transition to mid/big law afterwards or go AUSA. However, I am having difficulty finding someone to write my third letter of recommendation. Ideally, I'd like to ask someone in the appellate division here who has seen my work, but I assume that is inappropriate and/or a bad idea. Thoughts?

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Re: Clerkship Recommendations

Postby Lincoln » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:26 pm

Why would it be inappropriate or a bad idea?


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Re: Clerkship Recommendations

Postby lolwat » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:39 pm

Lincoln wrote:Why would it be inappropriate or a bad idea?

Also struggling here. The only possibility I can think of for it being a "bad idea" is that OP's current employer will know they're looking to leave for a clerkship.

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