TatteredDignity wrote: dbt wrote:
TatteredDignity wrote:Were you informed of your financial aid before you were required to accept?
How far behind were you in terms of getting connected with professors for clerkships, and how difficult was it to catch up?
Yes. It wasn't very difficult to get to know professors. The best way seems to be RAing because you're in regular contact with the professor and it's not in a group (class) setting.
Thanks for responding. If you had been motivated to make the connections necessary to be competitive for "feeder" clerkships, do you think you could have done it as a transfer?
Well, I did make a good connection with a professor known to place into feeders, but I lacked the grades to do it right out of law school. My impression is you need basically perfect grades. I don't know of any transfers doing feeders right out, but I do know of transfers doing great district court clerkships first who are about to apply to appellate.
I imagine no matter how good your connection with a professor, it's also hard to catch up with someone who was in the professor's small group and has had an entire year more than you.