LSAT Instructor as a Recommender??

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Should I ask my LSAT instructor for an additional recommendation?

Yes
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Yes, but I would only just use it for a waitlist situation
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No
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Total votes: 16

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ChiButterfly
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LSAT Instructor as a Recommender??

Postby ChiButterfly » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:39 pm

I already have 4 recommendations (obviously, I'm not sending all of those recs in), but I was just wondering if maybe I should get an additional recommendation from my LSAT course instructor?

I graduated over 3 years ago. I have 2 recommendations from professors and I have 2 from employers/work experience type recommendations. Considering that I have not been in a class setting in a while and that I think my instructor would be able to write a stellar recommendation, would an LSAT instructor be a good source for a recommendation? Kind of just for a backup in case I get on any waitlists or anything? Opinions anyone?

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Re: LSAT Instructor as a Recommender??

Postby 20121109 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:41 pm

Use max 3 for initial apps. Then use the 4th for WLs or Holds. A 5th will not help and may be considered overkill, especially from someone who isn't a professor or employer.

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mountaintime
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Re: LSAT Instructor as a Recommender??

Postby mountaintime » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:42 pm

This sounds like a stupid idea to me.

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ChiButterfly
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Re: LSAT Instructor as a Recommender??

Postby ChiButterfly » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:45 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Use max 3 for initial apps. Then use the 4th for WLs or Holds. A 5th will not help and may be considered overkill, especially from someone who isn't a professor or employer.


Thanks. I'll refrain from it then. Figured I'd ask just in case anyone knew of anything else that I didn't.

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Re: LSAT Instructor as a Recommender??

Postby Grizz » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:45 pm

Just no. LSAT classes aren't generally what I would call academic environments.




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