Are these good LORs?

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bchirco
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Are these good LORs?

Postby bchirco » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:35 pm

Hey guys,

I know typically LORs should come from at least one academic source that can vouch for your strong academic work ethic. However, I was wondering if getting a personal LOR from my dean of student affairs and a partner (who has been in law for over 30 years) at a very successful local law firm would suffice.

What do you guys think?

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WhiteyCakes
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Re: Are these good LORs?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Not as good as faculty who can speak to your academic abilities. At the end of the day, law school is school and they want to make sure you can do it.

bchirco
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Re: Are these good LORs?

Postby bchirco » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:10 pm

Yeah, that's a valid point. I'm trying to go to a T2 on a full-ride hopefully. So, I'll try to speak with on of my professors.


Thanks for the input! :)

KFV
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Re: Are these good LORs?

Postby KFV » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:01 pm

Similar question: if a lawyer (in my case this lawyer is a senior federal prosecutor - carries more weight?) was my superior in a volunteer organisation, does that make a LOR from him more relevant (than if I only knew him socially), or should I still stick with just academic LORs?




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