LOR advise

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Hoosier2
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LOR advise

Postby Hoosier2 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:05 pm

1 year WE at small law firm, 3.2 GPA and consistently 170+ on practice tests. I have one very strong letter of rec from former professor who is a retired judge, a letter from both partners at small law and a letter from a former assistant coach(I played rugby D1, not NCAA but still incredibly large time commitment) who is also a MBA professor. Do I need a second academic LOR?
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honeycomb
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Re: LOR advise

Postby honeycomb » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:18 pm

Depends on where you want to apply.

Here's a post from the dean of admissions at Yale about why having 2 academic LORs is important: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... ation.aspx

I'll let other TLSers jump in about which schools would be okay with one academic and one to two non-academic. I would argue, however, that since (I think) you're only one year out of UG you should try to get 2 academic LORs and use a work one as a third.

Hoosier2
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Re: LOR advise

Postby Hoosier2 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:16 pm

I am applying to mostly T7-T30 schools plus a few safeties. Basically I'm trying to figure out whether a mediocre LOR from a former professor would be better than really strong letters from work. Also, would it be negative to send four letters where the max is 4 or would that just annoy the application reviewer?




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