Unsolicited Rec?

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lulzalicious
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Unsolicited Rec?

Postby lulzalicious » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:42 pm

Can a professor send a recommendation to a LS for me if I havent asked him too (as in would they read it)?
How do I deal with it if he did?

Prof in question is a mentor/friend Ive know for 3 years pretty well, I did not want him to write me a rec for a variety of reasons (very valid). However, after he heard I was applying to two particular schools that he had attended he decided to write a letter and mail it in with my info on it.

Can I ask the school to discount it? I havent put him as a recommender for my apps...

Thanks for any help.

minnesotamike
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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby minnesotamike » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:44 pm

I've wondered about something similar: what if a crazy ex knew where you were applying and wrote a them a "kind note"?

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Bert
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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby Bert » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:48 pm

He sent it directly to the schools?

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lulzalicious
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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby lulzalicious » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:50 pm

minnesotamike wrote:I've wondered about something similar: what if a crazy ex knew where you were applying and wrote a them a "kind note"?


lols, one of many reasons to stay on awesome terms w/ ex's.

Bert wrote:He sent it directly to the schools?


Yep, he knows ppl on diff boards at both schools etc..

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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby charliep » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:53 pm

going through something similar. very nervous

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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby BKB » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:17 pm

It depends. I asked this question to some top-ranked law schools.
Some of them explicitly told me that will disregard unsolicited information.
Some others, however, didn't say so.

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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby lulzalicious » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:19 pm

BKB wrote:It depends. I asked this question to some top-ranked law schools.
Some of them explicitly told me that will disregard unsolicited information.
Some others, however, didn't say so.


Um do you remember what schools like Vandy, Harvard and Columbia said? (dont quote please)

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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby sach1282 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:14 pm

I had an unsolicited one sent to Stanford, they emailed him back and told him to send it to LSAC.

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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby American_in_China » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:27 am

lulzalicious wrote:
BKB wrote:It depends. I asked this question to some top-ranked law schools.
Some of them explicitly told me that will disregard unsolicited information.
Some others, however, didn't say so.


Um do you remember what schools like Vandy, Harvard and Columbia said? (dont quote please)


Quoted for posterity.

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Re: Unsolicited Rec?

Postby North » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:46 pm

lulzalicious wrote:Quoted for posterity.
Why would you do that? IBTTemporaryB.

OP: Why wouldn't you want the guy's letter included? I don't see how it could hurt anything unless he's out to get you.




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