LOR Situation--Poll

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LOR Situation--Poll

Postby spek » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:02 pm

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mrtoren
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Re: LOR Situation--Poll

Postby mrtoren » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:17 pm

Many faculty letters are impersonal. Even if you have a strong relationship with a professor, they're probably using a generic template they set up years ago. Law schools just want to see that you're liked well enough/performed well enough to get some professors to put their name behind you..regardless of whether the letter is excellent or average. Besides, admissions comes down to LSAT and GPA. I don't know of anyone who's been rejected for impersonal LOR's.

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Re: LOR Situation--Poll

Postby BiglawOrBust » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:26 am

Are you applyin' to any reaches, sister? How about Stanford or Yale?

If not, SEND THEM IN, BABY!

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Re: LOR Situation--Poll

Postby spek » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:11 pm

BiglawOrBust wrote:Are you applyin' to any reaches, sister? How about Stanford or Yale?

If not, SEND THEM IN, BABY!


I am applying to those two. Just heard back from my professor and he intends to send the letters soon--fingers crossed he follows through with that.

Thanks for the advice!

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Re: LOR Situation--Poll

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:15 pm

I apologize if this is thread jacking but what constitutes a good or bad LOR? Mine pretty much say way nicer things about my work and personality than I could say myself, but usually I assume most LORs are like that. Are some LORs just like this: "I had him or her in class and he or she got an A. She was a fine student."?

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Re: LOR Situation--Poll

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:22 pm

Tom Joad wrote:I apologize if this is thread jacking but what constitutes a good or bad LOR? Mine pretty much say way nicer things about my work and personality than I could say myself, but usually I assume most LORs are like that. Are some LORs just like this: "I had him or her in class and he or she got an A. She was a fine student."?


Degree of specificity. A lot of LORs are very vague because the professor doesn't really know the student--just that the student did A work. This is common particularly with people who didn't get the chance to take many seminars in undergrad, etc.




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