Letters of Recommendation from siblings

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dunc2456
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Letters of Recommendation from siblings

Postby dunc2456 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:41 pm

My older brother is the Solicitor General for the state of Louisiana and I was wondering if it would be acceptable to get a letter of recommendation from him for law school? The only problem I would see with it is that he is related to me. On the other hand, he knows a lot about me and is very knowledgable in his field.

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almightypush
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Re: Letters of Recommendation from siblings

Postby almightypush » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:43 pm

no.

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tea_drinker
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Re: Letters of Recommendation from siblings

Postby tea_drinker » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:46 pm

If you had worked for him before (e.g. intern, assistance, etc.), then you might ask him to write one from a professional/supervisor perspective. However, I still think it's leery.

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cinephile
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Re: Letters of Recommendation from siblings

Postby cinephile » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:46 pm

Bad idea.

Stick to people like professors/employers who can account for the quality of your work.

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Re: Letters of Recommendation from siblings

Postby Shammis » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:01 pm

If you worked for him then it would be appropriate to get a LOR from SOMEONE ELSE in his office since other ppl would have worked with you. I worked for my father's firm, and had another Partner who I worked more directly with write me a letter. Silly goose.




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