Letter of Recommendation Question

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TheJanitor6203
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Letter of Recommendation Question

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:12 pm

My brother says that he can get me a LOR from a member of the Texas State Legislature who is an alum of the law school I am applying to. Sounds good but I have never met the guy and I don't know that a letter from a person that doesn't know me, regardless of his position, would be helpful to me.

Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Letter of Recommendation Question

Postby elblufer » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:13 pm

It won't be helpful. LOR writers have to know you.

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Re: Letter of Recommendation Question

Postby StylinNProfilin » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:15 pm

elblufer wrote:It won't be helpful. LOR writers have to know you.

+1

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Re: Letter of Recommendation Question

Postby gaud » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:15 pm

elblufer wrote:It won't be helpful. LOR writers have to know you.


+1.

Adcomms would rather read something from someone who can actually speak to your abilities than some generic recommendation

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Re: Letter of Recommendation Question

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:26 pm

That's what I figured. Thanks for the input everyone!




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