Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

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Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby BU2014 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:37 pm

Graduated college 1.5 years ago. I have 2 LOR from old professors (they submitted them last year, but know I was applying now).

I have been working for a year for a company (not law related) and I am 99% sure my boss would write me a good to great LOR.

Any benefit to having a professional LOR or should I just keep it at the 2 academic?

Thanks!

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby Rigo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm

You'll need it if you plan on applying to Columbia.

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby BU2014 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:48 pm

Rigo wrote:You'll need it if you plan on applying to Columbia.


If Columbia requires it then im guessing other schools prefer it?

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby Rigo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:53 pm

Probably doesn't matter all that much. If it's easy to get, it won't hurt to have it in your LSAC account to send with LOCI's or something later in the cycle.

I wouldn't wait around for it though. If you have two and your apps are done, send.

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby AvatarMeelo » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:27 pm

I think Northwestern is one of the schools that wants one written by your employer!

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby BU2014 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:12 pm

clueless801 wrote:I think Northwestern is one of the schools that wants one written by your employer!



Ok So 2 t14 schools want it. Thanks!

Are there any other opinions on this? I really don't want to bother my employer if it's not something that will really change anything in my application. I probably am not going to apply to Columbia or Northwestern.

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:19 pm

BU2014 wrote:
clueless801 wrote:I think Northwestern is one of the schools that wants one written by your employer!



Ok So 2 t14 schools want it. Thanks!

Are there any other opinions on this? I really don't want to bother my employer if it's not something that will really change anything in my application. I probably am not going to apply to Columbia or Northwestern.


It's only going to be a plus to have the extra letter from a different source. And on a separate note, if you have the numbers, you should be planning on sending apps to NU and Columbia, even if only for negotiation purposes.

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Re: Should I get a professional LOR if I have 2 professors LOR

Postby AvatarMeelo » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:23 pm

BU2014 wrote:
clueless801 wrote:I think Northwestern is one of the schools that wants one written by your employer!



Ok So 2 t14 schools want it. Thanks!

Are there any other opinions on this? I really don't want to bother my employer if it's not something that will really change anything in my application. I probably am not going to apply to Columbia or Northwestern.


From my understanding, NW is going to prefer it but it won't detract from your app in anyway if you don't have one. If you don't want to bother your employer, you certainly don't have to get a letter from them and it won't affect your application negatively.




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