I wouldn't, however, get my hopes up.
why not? i thought he was offered an internship for the summer and accepted it already and that only the details were to be worked out later. why would the judge now tell you no becuase of a spelling error? wouldn't that would be pretty unethical on the judge's part?
also i think the top 30% after the first semester doesn't really lock you into anything. you could easily improve over the next three semesters to the point that you could be near the top of your class. it may just be bad luck..may not even be bad study habits.
thirdly-there is nothing wrong with government work especially if your loans are manageable wither through government programs or otherwise..studies show the work more meaningful and that practitioners are generally happier.
I'm pretty sure this kid is bottom 30%, not top 30%, but I could be wrong. And that may be bad enough for a judge to reconsider an informal discussion to work there over the summer. But then again, I'm not a judge.
oh. yeah he meant bottom 30% probably. my bad.
and it could very well have been a non committal type conversation. but if the judge was non committal than i would suggest the OP not throw around the word "offer."-as we know from basic contracts...that means an acceptance would bind the deal..and while judges have absolute immunity from suit in their capacity as judges..they may not be as employers...so its probably not a good idea to talk that way unless you mean it was an offer...particularly when asking for advice about the situation.