3rd LOR from Employer?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
lawschool22
Posts: 3875
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:47 pm

3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:51 pm

.
Last edited by lawschool22 on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
voice of reason
Posts: 264
Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:18 am

Re: 3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby voice of reason » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:41 pm

The third LOR is unlikely to affect your prospects if the two professors knew you well enough to write good letters. If you think your boss would be upset that you are applying to LS, then it's probably not worth asking for that letter. And if he's going to be upset, he might not be such a good letter writer anyway.

Ti Malice
Posts: 1955
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:55 am

Re: 3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:52 am

To the extent that law schools care about LORs at all, they want to see evaluations from people who have evaluated your academic work. Don't worry about the employer LOR if you think there are risks associated with asking for it.

User avatar
Rory19
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:14 am

Re: 3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby Rory19 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:28 am

IMO, ask yourself what your employer could share with the admissions committee that your professor could not. If your employer has very compelling things to share about you, then I would risk it.

For example, tn my case, I had implemented and designed a new staffing model at my office that was picked up on a national level. There was no way I was not going to have that experience documented in my application so I needed my employer to brag on my behalf and put my work experience into a context. If your employer is just going to write, "so and so is reliable and a hard worker," its not worth it.

User avatar
lawschool22
Posts: 3875
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:47 pm

Re: 3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:34 pm

.
Last edited by lawschool22 on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

20141023
Posts: 3072
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:17 am

Re: 3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:01 am

.
Last edited by 20141023 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ManOfTheMinute
Posts: 1562
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:54 am

Re: 3rd LOR from Employer?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:27 am

Lots of people got into HYS with only two academic LORs - if you see a possible negative, I wouldn't do it




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Anon.y.mousse. and 2 guests