Recommender vs. Evaluator

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Recommender vs. Evaluator

Postby 1898 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:05 pm

Hi TLS,

Quick question: what is the difference between a recommender and an evaluator? When/under what circumstances should you send an evaluation? I get the impression that most schools don't require an evaluator, but I'd like this clarified.

Thanks!

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Re: Recommender vs. Evaluator

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:07 pm

I have never heard the word evaluator, in the law school admissions or any other context, and I started reading this website more heavily than most addicts use their drug of choice almost 4 years ago.

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Re: Recommender vs. Evaluator

Postby Dany » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:08 pm

Don't worry about evaluations unless a school specifically requires them. I have yet to hear of any that do.

Here is a thread from earlier with a similar question, where you can see other responses: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=160428

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Re: Recommender vs. Evaluator

Postby 1898 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:50 pm

That's what I thought - thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Recommender vs. Evaluator

Postby Cade McNown » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:53 pm

thesealocust wrote:I have never heard the word evaluator, in the law school admissions or any other context, and I started reading this website more heavily than most addicts use their drug of choice almost 4 years ago.


Evaluations were added to LSAC this past cycle I believe, so you wouldn't have run into them. Like Dany said, don't bother with them unless you're specifically required to. Instead focus on finding professors/employers who will write strong recommendations.



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