LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

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mrscrouge
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LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

Postby mrscrouge » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:01 am

Long story short: in January I did a 5 month internship @ the state attorneys office shadowing a prosecutor. This attorney was very down to earth, we got along great, he made the internship very hands on etc. It was for credit, and after I was done.. i asked him if he'd be willing to write me a LOR if I ever needed one to which he replied.. and I e-quote:

"I shouldn't write the letter of recommendation for you only because you actually thought that I would think it a hassle to write it for you. It would be my pleasure. Also keep in mind, you are going to need a lot of LORs along the way to becoming a well respected attorney. I'd be happy to write one for you anytime you need one. "

However at the time I did not have an LSAC account (this was in may). Since then I only kept in touch for about 2/3 weeks right after to follow up on a trial id been assisting him with. About a month ago I sent him an email (to 2 of his accounts), asking how he'd been, giving an update on what id been up to, my dec lsat etc. I also informed him that included him as a recommender and evaluator in my LSAC profile.

Here's where it gets a bit funny. Its been about a month now and the evaluator request was acknowledged, completed, and submitted but the recommender request hasn't (even acknowledged for that matter). On top of that I haven't gotten a response the email I sent him.

My email was very polite and appreciative but should I be worried? I'm counting on this LOR since it is a pretty strong source. Any tips on what I should do?

Ineedapillow
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Re: LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

Postby Ineedapillow » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:28 am

Text/call him.
To make you feel better, LSAC sent two emails to my boss to request LOR,but he didn't received any of them,so in the end he had to type-print-sign and mail the LOR to them.

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Re: LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:44 am

Definitely call and it's not pushing it.

At that, I had a very similar situation with my #1 recommender and I couldn't understand why she was dodging me. I found out she had been in the hospital with a very scary medical situation and when I finally got in touch with her it was her first day back at work in 2 months (when I found all that out).

It could be something like that, however unlikely...

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Lincoln
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Re: LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

Postby Lincoln » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:56 am

Just call. I've been a recommender for several people in my former career, and it easily falls by the wayside when you get busy. A reminder, as long as it's polite and friendly, is likely nothing but welcome.

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Re: LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

Postby cinnamonchurros » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:47 am

Lincoln wrote:Just call. I've been a recommender for several people in my former career, and it easily falls by the wayside when you get busy. A reminder, as long as it's polite and friendly, is likely nothing but welcome.


^This. I actually had one of my recommenders tell me to email him and bug him if he hadn't completed it by a certain date. Your recommender won't consider it rude if you're polite about it. Good luck!

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Re: LOR Recommender Situation ( advice on how to go about it?)

Postby totoro » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:03 pm

It seems likely that your recommender was confused? Maybe he thought the evaluation form was the recommendation form, and didn't realize they are two separate things? There is no harm in letting him know there is still a pending recommendation, and explaining the possible misunderstanding




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