4 Letters of Rec

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boaltlaw
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4 Letters of Rec

Postby boaltlaw » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:02 am

What is TLS's advice on letters of rec? What if someone can get 4 (great) letters of rec? Would it be better to reduce it to 3?

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Re: 4 Letters of Rec

Postby hearsay77 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:04 am

If you can get 4 great letters, send all 4 to the schools that will accept them. If any schools you are applying to have a limit of 2 or 3, send the ones you think are best. I sent 4 to several schools FWIW.

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Re: 4 Letters of Rec

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:16 am

Great as in they'll write great things about you or great as in they're Senators?

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Re: 4 Letters of Rec

Postby boaltlaw » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:32 pm

pancakes3 wrote:Great as in they'll write great things about you or great as in they're Senators?

great as in they'll write great things about me. Only one of them would be considered "famous" in their field, but we are very close

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Re: 4 Letters of Rec

Postby Auxilio » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:25 pm

I usually link to Yale's blog post on this subject.
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... ation.aspx

She tends to recommend 2-3, with a very heavy emphasis on the fact that a third or fourth letter of mediocre (or even just good) is worse than two/three amazing letters.




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