Anonymous User wrote:Sorry, should have clarified - the professor wrote me a letter, but I graduated last year. I have a good relationship with the professor, but I wasn't sure if it's inappropriate to ask her or put her on the spot. I am new to the clerkship process and don't really know how the whole professor calling judges thing works. But makes sense, I will just email or call her.
So, does the prof know that she already wrote you a letter for this particular judge? Or is this the type of situation where your prof wrote a form letter and it was uploaded to OSCAR? If the latter situation, definitely mention to the prof that you applied to a judge who the prof knows personally. In fact, the prof may insist on making the phone call because the tone of the letter might have been different if the prof knew who she was writing to.
If the prof knew that her letter was going to that particular judge already, I think it's a little bit more of a delicate conversation. Sure, still ask the prof if she's comfortable making a phone call on your behalf. But keep in mind that if she wanted to, she would have done it already.