Work LOR?

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Moomoo2u
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Work LOR?

Postby Moomoo2u » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:59 pm

I'm currently at a law firm doing some paralegalish work. Many of the attorneys here went to some of the schools I would really like to go to.

I already have my 2 academic LOR's from two years ago, but would a new one from one of these attorneys do anything? My instinct tells me no, but does anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: Work LOR?

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:15 pm

If they are alums of the school and can write it about how you're just like a typical person at that school, it could help, and at the very least wouldn't hurt. Don't replace an academic LOR with it, but it can be a good 3rd LOR to keep on hand.

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Re: Work LOR?

Postby northwood » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:18 pm

I think it could be a good thing. It may offer another insight to your work ethic and work product- in addition to potentially fostering a good conversation wiht the lawyers at your work ( if you havent talked to them about law school and the like). Even if you dont use it- i think getting as much insight from them is worth the time and effort on your behalf.

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Re: Work LOR?

Postby colforbin » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:22 pm

I'm in the same boat. My plan is to use a atty alum/school specific LORs + 1-2 old academic LORs whenever possible.

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Re: Work LOR?

Postby Moomoo2u » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:42 pm

Cool I guess I'll get one, if for no other reason than to have something new and different that updates them on my application from last time.

Is there anything specific I should get them to talk about? The two attornies I'm thinking of are pretty quiet and would probably feel overwhelmed without some kind of guidance. Maybe what acrossthelake said?

Thanks again guys I really appreciate the help.




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