No LOR required?

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bottledwater
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No LOR required?

Postby bottledwater » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:25 pm

So I went to the law school forum yesterday and discovered that some law schools do not need letters of recommendation at all.
I was pretty surprised.

Now, I need your help. Please tell me all the law schools you know that do not required LOR. That you so much for your help.

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forward
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Re: No LOR required?

Postby forward » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:36 pm

--LinkRemoved-- is a start.

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby bottledwater » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:47 pm

:shock: :o :D Thank you so much!!!

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby im_blue » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:49 pm

Berkeley and Northwestern are the T14s that don't require LORs.

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby etown989 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:46 pm

Is it advisable to include one or two anyways?

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby ahduth » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:17 am

I was going to provide two to both Berkeley and Northwestern, I had viewed them as fairly integral components of my overall application. People are applying to T14 schools without providing references?

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby im_blue » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:49 pm

ahduth wrote:I was going to provide two to both Berkeley and Northwestern, I had viewed them as fairly integral components of my overall application. People are applying to T14 schools without providing references?

NU doesn't take traditional LORs - you have to ask your recommenders to fill out their school-specific form.

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby ahduth » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:14 pm

im_blue wrote:NU doesn't take traditional LORs - you have to ask your recommenders to fill out their school-specific form.


Wow... that form is brutal. I guess I could try and get my academic reference to fill it out. My professional reference is... very very busy, I'm pretty fortunate to be getting his help with this at all tbqh.

To revise my question, are people applying to Northwestern with only one reference? Maybe I've been working too long, and I'm over-emphasizing the importance of these as part of my application.

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:27 pm

im_blue wrote:
ahduth wrote:I was going to provide two to both Berkeley and Northwestern, I had viewed them as fairly integral components of my overall application. People are applying to T14 schools without providing references?

NU doesn't take traditional LORs - you have to ask your recommenders to fill out their school-specific form.

Wait, really? I recall hearing that this was optional and you could use the LSAC method instead if you wanted.

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby im_blue » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:58 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
im_blue wrote:
ahduth wrote:I was going to provide two to both Berkeley and Northwestern, I had viewed them as fairly integral components of my overall application. People are applying to T14 schools without providing references?

NU doesn't take traditional LORs - you have to ask your recommenders to fill out their school-specific form.

Wait, really? I recall hearing that this was optional and you could use the LSAC method instead if you wanted.

"Letters of recommendation are not required as part of the admissions process. If you choose to include recommendation information you must have your recommender complete our Career Progress Evaluation Form (in lieu of a letter of recommendation). The CPE Form should be completed by someone who can evaluate your professional work-related performance (current or former supervisor, clients or coworker). The CPE Form is available through LSAC as a downloaded supplemental form. It is also available as an electronic form on the Northwestern Law Admissions website."

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ctions.pdf

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:51 am

If I don't do it will they still let me in with 3.5x, 173+ and WE? Has anybody been admitted to NU without filling out the special forms?

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby im_blue » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:26 pm

This is the first year they have the special form, so it's anybody's guess how they plan to treat these.

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Re: No LOR required?

Postby Dany » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:11 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:If I don't do it will they still let me in with 3.5x, 173+ and WE? Has anybody been admitted to NU without filling out the special forms?

I would think you are very, very likely to be admitted. Hard to tell with the new forms, though, so good luck!

Also, maybe write the optional essay? That could help.




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