An extra letter of recommendation?

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LessThanLiz
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An extra letter of recommendation?

Postby LessThanLiz » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:33 pm

Hey,

I'm applying to Notre Dame and already have two letters of recommendation from professors of mine. I do know a lawyer who went to law school at Notre Dame who would like to write me a recommendation as well. Would I lose points for having a third letter of recommendation when they only ask for two?

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im_blue
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Re: An extra letter of recommendation?

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:08 am

I've never seen any law school that required 2 LORs discourage 3, but make sure that the 3rd one really says something extra that the other 2 didn't.

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Re: An extra letter of recommendation?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:15 am

send it. It won't hurt (law schools which req none aren't going to frown upon sending 1, 2, or 3.)

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Re: An extra letter of recommendation?

Postby capitalacq » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:52 am

LessThanLiz wrote:Hey,

I'm applying to Notre Dame and already have two letters of recommendation from professors of mine. I do know a lawyer who went to law school at Notre Dame who would like to write me a recommendation as well. Would I lose points for having a third letter of recommendation when they only ask for two?

did you work for this lawyer or did he teach you?

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Re: An extra letter of recommendation?

Postby annapavlova » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:05 pm

Follow directions.

If it says: "2 LOR required, maximum 4 allowed", then sure, OK, send it.

If it says: "2 only" then don't.




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