LRW Letter of Rec

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dsb83
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LRW Letter of Rec

Postby dsb83 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:17 pm

I noticed on the admissions spreadsheet every one has a letter from their LRW prof listed? Is this necessary? I got two letters from substantive class professors. I made an A- and an A in my two semesters of LRW band the prof has offered to write for me before. I didn't think of her, becasue I figure two from the substantive professors -- one of whom has a strong national reputation -- would be better. Should I add a third letter?

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Lincoln
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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:23 pm

Is this for transfers? Clerkships?

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dsb83
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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby dsb83 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:31 pm

transfer. Just noticed on the numbers spreadsheet almost everyone submitted a latter from their LRW prof. I'm wondering if there's any advantage to this or is just because its easy.

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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby johnB86 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Transferred in the 2011 cycle and did not have a letter from LRW prof. The rule is: target the profs that will write the best letter (with the assumption that grades are good across the board).

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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:35 pm

I was not a transfer, but usually your LRW prof will know you better than profs in larger, one-semester classes, so will have more detailed things to say about you. I doubt there's any other benefit.

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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby dsb83 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:10 pm

I was lucky to get to know two professors from substantive classes well through Office Hours and such. My LRW prof knows me well too but I think the two professors I have writing for me will have more influence.

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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby stillwater » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:19 pm

frankly, neither would be more influential. your numbers will dictate everything. minus some LOR slandering you, its more just a formality.

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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby lasersgopewpew » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:49 pm

stillwater wrote:frankly, neither would be more influential. your numbers will dictate everything. minus some LOR slandering you, its more just a formality.


How do target schools decide between candidates with similar/identical numbers from peer schools? Not everyone with numbers in the school's range gets an acceptance.

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Re: LRW Letter of Rec

Postby stillwater » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:54 pm

lasersgopewpew wrote:
stillwater wrote:frankly, neither would be more influential. your numbers will dictate everything. minus some LOR slandering you, its more just a formality.


How do target schools decide between candidates with similar/identical numbers from peer schools? Not everyone with numbers in the school's range gets an acceptance.


resume is probably most important. the only stat you affect is employment %s.




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