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imano1989
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Letters of Rec

Postby imano1989 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:26 am

I'm in a dilemma. The best letters of recommendation that I can probably get is from my undergrad degree. Will that hurt me in getting a 1L summer internship or should I request them from law professors only?

Sup Kid
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Re: Letters of Rec

Postby Sup Kid » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:10 pm

What 1L job requires letters of recommendation? I've never heard of one, and I applied to biglaw firms, smaller firms, judicial internships, and different government positions...

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BarbellDreams
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Re: Letters of Rec

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:07 pm

All government positions I am applying to as a 1L require at LEAST 1 letter of rec. I say get it from an undergraduate professor who knows you, 1L summer internships aren't expecting for you to get close with any professor in one semester.

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Re: Letters of Rec

Postby Sup Kid » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:44 pm

Strange, I worked at a USAO my 1L summer, and applied to a bunch of DOJ divisions, none of which wanted recs. However, if you need one, I agree w/Barbell -- use someone who knows you well.




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