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ewyatt
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Postby ewyatt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:02 pm

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Re: Recommender not staying in academia

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:03 pm

ewyatt wrote:I'm expecting a great LOR from a PhD candidate (taught course alone/not a TA) who doesn't intend on staying in academia after finishing her program. I'm shooting for HYS.

1.) It is going to hurt me?
2.) If so, should I drop the LOR altogether or just get two additional academic recommendations?


um no?

should be fine. its not like adcomms look up their qualifications and rate them on academic output, continued tenure, etc.

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Re: Recommender not staying in academia

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:04 pm

They won't know or care whether she stays in academia or drops out next year to be a roadie for Justin Bieber.

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Re: Recommender not staying in academia

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:15 pm

Yeah, the point isn't what the recommender is actually doing when you apply, it's whether they can speak about your academic abilities. If they taught you in class, they can.

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Re: Recommender not staying in academia

Postby ewyatt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:38 pm

Cool. Thanks everybody.

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Re: Recommender not staying in academia

Postby PalmBay » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:20 pm

The letter is a 3rd party observation of your skills, talents, achievements, character (or lack of these things) and potential for law school. What the recommender does with his or her life upon writing the letter is of no consequence to those things.




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