LOR Form Question

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esq
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LOR Form Question

Postby esq » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:37 pm

Anybody know if I can scan the form with my signature and then email it to my recommenders, or do I have to mail it to them with an original ink signature? Anyone with experience on this, please chime in. Thanks.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby manbearwig » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:44 pm

esq wrote:Anybody know if I can scan the form with my signature and then email it to my recommenders, or do I have to mail it to them with an original ink signature? Anyone with experience on this, please chime in. Thanks.


I signed mine and then scanned it in, turned it into a PDF, and emailed it, and everything was okay.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby esq » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:55 pm

Thanks, this is exactly what I needed to know.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby Stringer6 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:40 pm

you don't need to sign the form, right?

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby Stringer6 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:50 pm

it says "...you may inspect this letter at that school unless you have voluntarily waived this right by signing the following statement:"

but you guys have me worried...

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby billyez » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:52 pm

You don't need to sign the form. Heck, you can read the LOR and then sign the form as if you didn't, but if you want the school to know that you haven't read it then you should sign it.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby Stringer6 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:34 pm

i don't think signing the form means that i haven't read the LOR...or am i reading that wrong?

i thought signing the form was just about your right to read it after (if) you are admitted.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby manbearwig » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:53 pm

Stringer6 wrote:i don't think signing the form means that i haven't read the LOR...or am i reading that wrong?

i thought signing the form was just about your right to read it after (if) you are admitted.


Signing the form means you've signed away your right to read it.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby Stringer6 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:46 pm

right. signed away my right to read it AFTER admission to the school.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby billyez » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:05 pm

I don't have any of those forms on me right now, but I thought it meant that you've signed awaythe right to read it at all at any point.
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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby manbearwig » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:40 pm

The purpose for which this confidential statement is being obtained is admission to a Credential Assembly Service-participating law school. It will be received and maintained in confidence. If you are admitted and enroll – and if your law school retains letters of recommendation once the admission process is concluded – you may inspect this letter at that school unless you have voluntarily waived this right by signing the following statement:


Signing means you can't read it ever.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby drake » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:06 am

But if you are faxing the letter to LSAC, then can't you read the LOR?

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby manbearwig » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:24 am

drake wrote:But if you are faxing the letter to LSAC, then can't you read the LOR?


Technically, the LOR writer's supposed to send the letter, fax, mail, whatever. But if for some reason they give it to you, then yeah, you can read it. The signing bit only means that LSAC and whatever schools you apply to aren't allowed to show you the letter. The actual writer can still show you if he wants to.

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Re: LOR Form Question

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:27 am

drake wrote:But if you are faxing the letter to LSAC, then can't you read the LOR?


If your recommender lets you read it...you're fine. I signed, scanned/emailed to my writers and then they mailed in. But they all sent me copies electronically anyhow.




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