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Re: What to Ask Recommenders when Inquiring about Phone Calls

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:57 am

The point of the calls is to help you land interviews. IMO there's almost no reason to have a professor call post-interview. If the judge is seriously considering you after the interview and wants more info, he or she can always reach out to your recommenders at that point.

If a professor is willing to make calls and has contacts with a particular judge, those are the calls that are going to have the most effect. My judge might take a call from a professor she doesn't know (or at least know of) out of sheer courtesy, but that call isn't likely to carry a lot of weight. It almost certainly isn't going to hurt, though, so if you have a prof who is willing to make a bunch of calls for you, may as well ask the prof to call some of your top choices. Probably going to be pretty tough to find a prof who is willing to make 20 calls for you though.

Maybe the best way to approach this would be to send your profs a list of either geographical areas you are targeting or specific judges you are applying to, and ask whether they have any connection to to any of these judges (or, if no connections, whether they'd be willing to reach out to any of them anyway). And you can always also ask whether the prof has any connection to any judge that is not on your list, but who they might be willing to call on your behalf.




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