Recommendation Question

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Recommendation Question

Postby max_p » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:02 pm

So I'm currently a junior who just got back from a semester abroad. I have a professor from the overseas program who I would love to write me a LOR. Is it too early to ask for a LOR? Will law schools that I'm applying to in September care if they see a LOR dated in January or February? I would like to ask for the letter now because I obviously can't speak to this professor on a regular basis, and I figured the letter would be more valuable if the professor's memory of my work is more fresh.

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Re: Recommendation Question

Postby gaud » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:05 pm

Law schools aren't going to care. Go ahead and get the LOR.

Good luck!

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Re: Recommendation Question

Postby b123 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:47 pm

Get it now, while they still remember you the best. I'm pretty sure one of mine was a year and a half old. Although, to be fair, I have no idea how adcomms will look at it.

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Re: Recommendation Question

Postby epiphinous7 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:06 am

They actually seem to prefer if you have LORs that traverse a span of time gives them a better sense of who you are....

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