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LOR

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:24 pm

So I'm going to need some LORs, and I didn't really get to know any of my professors.

Any tips besides barging in and requesting a LOR?

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Danger Zone
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Re: LOR

Postby Danger Zone » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:24 pm

Email them to schedule a meeting where you mention that you have an interest in transferring and ask for advice. They will likely offer themselves to write the letter if you did well in their class and aren't a prick.

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Re: LOR

Postby boxie » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:22 pm

^ correct answer.

Also, bring a copy of your resume and transcript to the meeting to make it easier for them to write the LOR, given that they don't really know you. Students transfer out of law schools all the time, and professors understand that they are a necessary part of that process. It seems awkward, but they are used to it. Pick a class you participated in and did well in, and you should be fine.

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Re: LOR

Postby Danger Zone » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:24 pm

I even started those meetings with something like "I know this may be putting you in an awkward situation, but I wanted to ask you for your opinion about transferring." One prof even said it's not awkward at all and he writes recs every year.

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Re: LOR

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:28 pm

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Re: LOR

Postby shock259 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:26 pm

My experience was also not awkward. I asked professors where I did well in the class. I never went to office hours or anything for these classes. Nonetheless, all were happy to meet with me, professional, and wrote me (seemingly) good letters. Just send them an email and ask them to meet, then discuss your situation and ask for a letter in person.




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