Using old letters of recommendation.

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LuckySpurs
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Using old letters of recommendation.

Postby LuckySpurs » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:07 pm

Before leaving undergrad, I had two professors write letters of recommendation. I thought I would apply to law school in 2010; instead, I decided to do a fellowship. I am having a hard time contacting my professors (they are no longer with my undergrad institution). Their letters are already in the LSAC system. If I cannot get updated copies, would it be wrong to submit letters that are two years old with my applications. The letters from my employers will be recent and are very strong.

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Re: Using old letters of recommendation.

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:12 pm

I'm confused, did your employers already write letters? I'm planning on using my professors' LORs next year as well.

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Re: Using old letters of recommendation.

Postby LuckySpurs » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:27 pm

Sorry...they are working on them now. They are both strong writers so I'm not too worried about the letters from fellowships/current employers. I was worried that having older letter would look bad the admission committees.

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Re: Using old letters of recommendation.

Postby gaud » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:28 pm

as long as they aren't more than a couple years old you should be just fine

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Re: Using old letters of recommendation.

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:58 pm

Yeah, I'd think that's fine to include your professors' letters. Sending three LORs is generally fine if you want to throw in an employer LOR as well (though above seems to be discouraged).

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Re: Using old letters of recommendation.

Postby iowalum » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:03 pm

How much do LOR's really matter if you have the numbers anyway?




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