Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

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Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:38 pm

One adjunct professor in whose class i did very well in agreed to write me a letter. I was talking to an associate professor today and he told me that an adjunct professor's LoR is not great because if a law school tries to look him up on the school's webpage or faculty list, he wont be there and that would spark a red flag.

Was the associate professor accurate?

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby wert3813 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:55 pm

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:56 pm

Professor is wrong. Adjuncts carry the same weight.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:51 pm

TAs aren't on the website either, and their letters often carry more weight than the prof's would.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby gman1978 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:59 pm

Professor is 100% wrong. Adjunct is fine.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:13 am

Yes, adjuncts are totally fine. Plus, every school I've looked at lists adjuncts in their faculty directory if they're currently teaching there. If they're not currently teaching there, presumably this adjunct will put his non-law school contact information in the letter, and he'll explain in the letter that he knows you because you took his class when he taught at school x, so... the associate prof has no idea wtf he's talking about.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby epiphinous7 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:26 am

Professor seems envious....

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby b123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:04 pm

You're fine, brah.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby dowu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:10 pm

LOR don't mean shit, unless its from the president himself (or some other very high up person).

Sorry to burst your bubble.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:59 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:LOR don't mean shit, unless its from the president himself (or some other very high up person).

Sorry to burst your bubble.



where do i indicate that my bubble is intact because I believe that a LoR can actually make or break an app?

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby Eberry » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:02 pm

content > author's prestige

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby dowu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:06 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:LOR don't mean shit, unless its from the president himself (or some other very high up person).

Sorry to burst your bubble.



where do i indicate that my bubble is intact because I believe that a LoR can actually make or break an app?

See the logout button? Click that.

Lol, okay. Just remember that law school admissions is a numbers game. They see those generic letters over and over with the same "this student works hard, blah blah, moar bullshit here, etc." They mean very little for most people, if anything at all.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby dowu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:07 pm

Eberry wrote:content > author's prestige

Font > content

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby stillwater » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:09 pm

LOL at professors having any "prestige." they are just a bunch pf self-congratulatory ass clowns trying to perpetuate the scam that pays their bloated wages and gives them meaningless awards cooked up by their buddies in the shitcademy.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby dowu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:11 pm

stillwater wrote:LOL at professors having any "prestige." they are just a bunch pf self-congratulatory ass clowns trying to perpetuate the scam that pays their bloated wages and gives them meaningless awards cooked up by their buddies in the shitcademy.

Quoted for TRUTH.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby Eberry » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:12 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Eberry wrote:content > author's prestige

Font > content



Comic Sans > TNR

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby dowu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:13 pm

Eberry wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Eberry wrote:content > author's prestige

Font > content



Comic Sans > TNR

Troof.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:45 pm

stillwater wrote:LOL at professors having any "prestige." they are just a bunch pf self-congratulatory ass clowns trying to perpetuate the scam that pays their bloated wages and gives them meaningless awards cooked up by their buddies in the shitcademy.



good point. But I made this thread not about the prestige, but about the suspicions law schools could get by not seeing the adjunct listed anywhere on the law school's site?

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:25 am

itachiuchiha wrote:
stillwater wrote:LOL at professors having any "prestige." they are just a bunch pf self-congratulatory ass clowns trying to perpetuate the scam that pays their bloated wages and gives them meaningless awards cooked up by their buddies in the shitcademy.



good point. But I made this thread not about the prestige, but about the suspicions law schools could get by not seeing the adjunct listed anywhere on the law school's site?

Completely irrelevant and unfounded.

Like I mentioned above, some of the best LoRs come from people who have no business being listed on the website. If the law school you're applying to has questions, they can contact the individual directly.

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Re: Do LoR from Adjuncts carry any weight?

Postby facile princeps » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:50 am

Like most have said, the content is what matters. I only had adjuncts because those were the ones I had the best classroom experiences with at the time I started applying. I could have had tenured professors write me a couple LORs but I figured it would be too generic since they usually lecture in the biggest classes. They hardly knew me. The adjuncts, however, loved my work ethic and class participation.

Go with who will write you the strongest, most compelling letters.




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