(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
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Does anyone have any idea if admissions officers check whether recommending attorneys have a public reprimand in their history of practicing law? And if so, would this negatively affect me? Thanks.
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I think you would be lucky if they even read your LOR.
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NV53A wrote:I think you would be lucky if they even read your LOR.
This is a terrible misconception. Of course they look at LORs. The fact that LORs do not "help" doesn't mean they don't get looked at, and a particularly bad LOR can torpedo an otherwise qualified candidate. That's true at least in the traditional sense, of an LOR that pans an applicant or damns them with faint praise. I don't, however, know how deeply they look at the writer.
Are we talking public like it's on file with the state bar association, or public like it's Gov. Blagojevich?