should I use this LoR?

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itachiuchiha
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should I use this LoR?

Postby itachiuchiha » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:27 pm

I think it is only decent, but do y'all think it is good for law school apps

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RhymesLikeDimes
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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:43 pm

LORs just need to be adequate so they don't hurt you, and this one is the definition of "adequate"

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby WanderingPondering » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:57 pm

This is barely adequate.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby totoro » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:00 pm

It's not that specific and kind of luke warm. You may be able to get by with it if the rest of your app is strong, but if you have the option, I'd really look for someone you know can give you a stronger, more specific endorsement.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby North » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:18 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:should I use this LoR?

Not if you can help it. Looks like he copied and pasted the first 3/4 of it from the syllabus.

Try to find someone who, you know, knows you.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby Crowing » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:43 pm

That's pretty lousy. Don't use it imo.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby itachiuchiha » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:51 pm

If law schools require to send in at least 2 LoR but accept up to 4 or more, would it be wise to just add this one in there and have it among all the other LoR, or just leave it out entirely?

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby North » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:54 pm

It doesn't really add anything of substance, so you'd probably be better off just leaving it out.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby gaud » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:55 pm

North wrote:Try to find someone who, you know, knows you.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby Crowing » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:02 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:If law schools require to send in at least 2 LoR but accept up to 4 or more, would it be wise to just add this one in there and have it among all the other LoR, or just leave it out entirely?


I had 4 LoRs and one was kinda like that so I just didn't use that one.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:17 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:If law schools require to send in at least 2 LoR but accept up to 4 or more, would it be wise to just add this one in there and have it among all the other LoR, or just leave it out entirely?


Leave it out.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:58 pm

What are your numbers, and where are you applying? URM?

It's definitely a pretty perfunctory LOR, but the prof does at least compare you to the rest of the class, however briefly, and says you were the top student. A lot of LORs are much worse; many don't go beyond "he was a very good student and received an A in the class." It would be much better if the prof had said, "X was easily the top student in the class and one of the three best students I've had in 25 years of teaching undergraduates." Not everyone can get those LORs. This LOR won't strengthen your app if you're applying to YSB (and maybe H and Chi), but it won't hurt you anywhere else.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:10 pm

North wrote:Looks like he copied and pasted the first 3/4 of it from the syllabus.


That's exactly what I thought when I glanced at it. Your professor could have acquired this information without even knowing who you were...

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby dproduct » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:14 pm

What a half-assed LOR.

I mean, it won't kill you if you need to use it... but it's certainly not going to help you at all. I would try and find better options because this is not ideal.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby Crocodile Duck » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:29 pm

Not to be mean, but this LoR, is not good at all for law school.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:11 pm

Crocodile Duck wrote:Not to be mean, but this LoR, is not good at all for law school.


so I've heard lol

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby warandpeace » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:44 am

i loled at the 2 out of 3 points in attendance. sucks to suck

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby PRgradBYU » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:46 am

warandpeace wrote:i loled at the 2 out of 3 points in attendance. sucks to suck


Glad I wasn't alone. That part alone completely nullifies the LOR.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby itachiuchiha » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:01 am

warandpeace wrote:i loled at the 2 out of 3 points in attendance. sucks to suck


I loled when you didn't know how to read. It said discussion not attendance. And it was extra credit. Sucks to suck more. Still got the highest grade in my class BIATCH!

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby potterpirate04 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:11 am

North wrote: Not if you can help it. Looks like he copied and pasted the first 3/4 of it from the syllabus.

Try to find someone who, you know, knows you.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby itachiuchiha » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:16 am

potterpirate04 wrote:
North wrote: Not if you can help it. Looks like he copied and pasted the first 3/4 of it from the syllabus.

Try to find someone who, you know, knows you.


yeah, I've decided against using it and am in the process of securing better letters. I didn't even have this one sent to LSAC.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby manofjustice » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:19 am

itachiuchiha wrote:
potterpirate04 wrote:
North wrote: Not if you can help it. Looks like he copied and pasted the first 3/4 of it from the syllabus.

Try to find someone who, you know, knows you.


yeah, I've decided against using it and am in the process of securing better letters. I didn't even have this one sent to LSAC.


Good choice. It would have hurt you.

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby suralin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:20 am

itachiuchiha wrote:
warandpeace wrote:i loled at the 2 out of 3 points in attendance. sucks to suck


I loled when you didn't know how to read. It said discussion not attendance. And it was extra credit. Sucks to suck more. Still got the highest grade in my class BIATCH!


:shock: :lol:

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:23 am

holy shit is this real?

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Re: should I use this LoR?

Postby itachiuchiha » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:23 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:holy shit is this real?


yeah, a suckish letter, I know




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