Question about LORs

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jay400
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Question about LORs

Postby jay400 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:29 pm

The schools I'm applying to only accept 2-3 LOR, I have 6, 2 from professors (1 Torts, 1 LWR), and 4 from the office I've been interning at. The LORs from the office glow more than the ones from the Professors. I know that the general advice is to only send the ones from the professors, but does the content ever matter more than the person sending the LOR?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Question about LORs

Postby lasersgopewpew » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:46 pm

Content absolutely matters, but you definitely have to follow the school's instructions. If they ask for two LORs from law profs, then that's what you have to send, using a third (or sometimes a fourth) for employers. But if the schools ask for a minimum of x letters from law profs, then do what they say.

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Re: Question about LORs

Postby Uncle.Joe » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:01 pm

lasersgopewpew wrote:Content absolutely matters, but you definitely have to follow the school's instructions. If they ask for two LORs from law profs, then that's what you have to send, using a third (or sometimes a fourth) for employers. But if the schools ask for a minimum of x letters from law profs, then do what they say.


I think this depends on the school. Honestly I think that LOR matter far less than grades/school, ties to region transferring to, resume

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Re: Question about LORs

Postby lasersgopewpew » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:20 pm

Uncle.Joe wrote:I think this depends on the school. Honestly I think that LOR matter far less than grades/school, ties to region transferring to, resume


This seems to be the popular sentiment on TLS, and I'm in no position to disagree. I'd still rather have letters that say great things about me, over letters that are average/form letters that an adcomm can see right through.

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Re: Question about LORs

Postby Uncle.Joe » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:24 pm

lasersgopewpew wrote:
Uncle.Joe wrote:I think this depends on the school. Honestly I think that LOR matter far less than grades/school, ties to region transferring to, resume


This seems to be the popular sentiment on TLS, and I'm in no position to disagree. I'd still rather have letters that say great things about me, over letters that are average/form letters that an adcomm can see right through.


I mean sure. All I'm saying is not to over think it. Its the least important part of the equation. Transfers are accepted to a) pay full tuition b) get good jobs.




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