LOR-From Famous Alum

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Bird2323

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LOR-From Famous Alum

Postby Bird2323 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:51 pm

How much does it help to get a LOR from a former Governor who graduated from the school you are applying too?

Assuming the Governor knows you decently well.

...I know numbers are everything just wondering if I should pursue it.

Thanks!!!

username99

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Re: LOR-From Famous Alum

Postby username99 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:27 pm

If he knows you well, have him call the dean too. I am far from an expert of any sort, but just seems like it would stand out a lot more than just a letter.

bdubs

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Re: LOR-From Famous Alum

Postby bdubs » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:33 pm

I would read this:
http://www.law.nyu.edu/admissions/jdadm ... /index.htm

Take note of the Yale response. I agree with the above poster that a call from the Governor would mean much more than a letter. If you have X number of recommended LOR spots I would submit X + 1 LORs (including the Governor), and make sure to have other solid LORs from people who were direct academic or work supervisors.



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