blowhard wrote:Addy wrote:I shied away from gunning (minimal class participation unless called upon). Turns out, this could be detrimental. Even for an SA position [I read] BigLaw firms expect an LOR from one of your law professors (this came as a bit of an unwelcomed surprise). Unlike UG where classes were small (dozen or so), it was easy not to be faceless, LS provides a different challenge given the larger class sizes. Keeping your hand down might not work to your advantage.
You don't build a relationship with a prof in class. You build it in office hours or working on a research project. Typically, your LRW professor writes your LOR and since these are smaller classes that prof will know you and your work much better.
Agreed. Especially in UG (as U noted, working on projects and class participation). While the LRW prof is a great place to start, securing that second and third LOR could be very beneficial. If I do not secure a 1L law firm SA, I suppose a LOR from a judge (via internship) would suffice for the next go around.