Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Thank you for chancing us all!
Rank: 5% (but am just a 1L so I need to maintain.)
Recs: Tenured professor (former 90's SCOTUS/CoA clerk) has offered to write letters and make phone calls. Need to find two more good recs over the next 3 semesters.
I do not know about Law Review yet. I of course really hope to make it but it is write-on, not grade based. If I don't make LR, how badly will that hurt my chances?
How, after one semester, do you already have a professor who said he would call on your behalf?
I was very surprised myself, but he offered without my even asking. I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that I got an A on his exam. But I went to him this week to ask for clerkship planning advice (as I knew he had been a SCOTUS clerk), and towards the end of the conversation he just straight-up said "When you decide what judges you're applying for next year, let me know so that we can talk about it more and I can make phone calls on your behalf. If you'd like me to."