3milesup wrote:Thanks for the advice.
As a follow up, any idea what my letters of recommendation should include/not include? My recommenders have been asking. I told them to comment on my legal skills, leadership ability, etc.
An SJA, who had been on the review committee, told me that ensuring that you've out the maxed out the number of LORs is more important than having great LORs. He said sometimes the reviewers don't even give them much attention, but look more so to see if you have 5 LORs. Imo, I don't think they matter much. I didn't max out on my LORs when I applied and was still admitted, but I would've supplied more LORs had I had enough time. Regardless, the JAG website tells you to get LORs that can attest to your "work ethic, duty performance, leadership potential, etc." Tell your recommenders that and sit down with them for a chat session so they can pick your brain for potential LOR material.