LOR from a Lecturer?

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conroyc
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LOR from a Lecturer?

Postby conroyc » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:02 pm

Hi all,
I had a quick question regarding LOR's. As I am still in undergrad, I requested a LOR from a professor that I had last quarter and found out that she is not a tenured professor, but was hired as a lecturer to teach that specific class. She has outstanding credentials (a Ph.D. and a JD), but I was wondering if a lecturer would adversely affect the credibility of my LOR? I will have 2 other LOR from undergrad professors who are tenured. Just wanted to see what your personal experience/opinion is regarding this matter. Thanks so much!

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Re: LOR from a Lecturer?

Postby kazu » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:15 pm

conroyc wrote:Hi all,
I had a quick question regarding LOR's. As I am still in undergrad, I requested a LOR from a professor that I had last quarter and found out that she is not a tenured professor, but was hired as a lecturer to teach that specific class. She has outstanding credentials (a Ph.D. and a JD), but I was wondering if a lecturer would adversely affect the credibility of my LOR? I will have 2 other LOR from undergrad professors who are tenured. Just wanted to see what your personal experience/opinion is regarding this matter. Thanks so much!


Won't matter, as long as she knows you well to write you a detailed LOR. Law schools don't care about tenure/no tenure/outside lecturer, etc they just want to know what that person has to say about your academic strengths.

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Re: LOR from a Lecturer?

Postby Dany » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:28 pm

kazu's right, but in case you wanted a second opinion: That is totally fine. It's the content of the letter that matters, not the title of the person who wrote it.

Unless that title is "Mom."

In which case -> not okay.

;)

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Re: LOR from a Lecturer?

Postby kazu » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:29 pm

eskimo wrote:Unless that title is "Mom."

;)


:mrgreen: <3




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