Personal Reference Letter?

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Smemt
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Personal Reference Letter?

Postby Smemt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:55 pm

I had two letters from 2010 while I was still in undergrad (graduated 5/2011) and I have 1 from another undergrad professor that was written and submitted to LSAC in March of this year.

It didn't occur to me that the 2010 letters would be too old to be used for this cycle until an advisor mentioned off-hand that they're only good for a year and now I'm feeling like a complete idiot for not realizing that sooner.

I worked as a temp paralegal at a large corporate firm for a few months and wanted to ask one of my supervising attorneys's for a letter, which they're glad to do. However, due to company policy about only verifying payroll, the letter can't be on letterhead/on behalf of the firm and they would only be able to write a personal reference.

Is that acceptable of does it have to be something more official?

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tsr92
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Re: Personal Reference Letter?

Postby tsr92 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:09 pm

I think your advisor was wrong. An LOR can be more than a year old. See the discussion in the thread below.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=193547&p=5868580

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North
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Re: Personal Reference Letter?

Postby North » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:19 pm

Smemt wrote:It didn't occur to me that the 2010 letters would be too old to be used for this cycle until an advisor mentioned off-hand that they're only good for a yearand now I'm feeling like a complete idiot for not realizing that sooner.

Another fine, well-informed, pre-law adviser strikes again. That LOR is fine and your adviser is wrong.

Next time, just come to this website.

Smemt
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Re: Personal Reference Letter?

Postby Smemt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:22 pm

Thank you for the info! It's a relief to get some correct info.




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