Ideal length for an LoR?

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RictusErectus

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Ideal length for an LoR?

Postby RictusErectus » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:18 pm

Hello all,

The undergrad professor I asked for an LoR says she has never written one for law schools (she only got tenure recently) and wanted to clarify some housekeeping details with me: length, spacing etc.

Any thoughts from the hive mind?

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Re: Ideal length for an LoR?

Postby zeglo » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:21 pm

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Re: Ideal length for an LoR?

Postby RictusErectus » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:31 pm

zeglo wrote:General advice is one full page. Official letterhead of the school. Size 11 or 12. Standard headings and official formatting, perhaps with the address/receiver as LSAC.

However, I know someone who had a three-pager from a professor she knew extremely well. So I think any length is okay if there is content. I know in general, one page is okay. Make sure it emphasizes academic prowess and ability to succeed in law school and mentions personal anecdotes if possible.


Thank you!

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Re: Ideal length for an LoR?

Postby grand inquisitor » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:10 pm

same rule as a resume: if it goes onto a 2d page there had better be a good reason or it just hurts you



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