Use this LOR?

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Use this LOR?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:22 pm

One of my letters is from my legal writing professor. I feel very attached to her and would like to think she followed by arduous journey in first year of law school.

For my first LRW assignment, I had a devastating score, the lowest in the class. But I realized I shouldn't frustrate myself so easily so I decided to introduce myself again to the professor and earnestly ask for feedback. From then on, I visited her almost everyday, constantly asking what I could do better. Amazingly, I ended up second in that class.

But, in second semester, I led a haphazard schedule, didn't care as much as I did in first semester, mainly because I was burnt out. This ended badly and I got a C in the class. I received such a low grade because I handed in assignments late, didn't care for Bluebook minutiae, and didn't proofread extensively. Nonetheless, I frequently visited her to discuss my rule and analysis. Throughout the year, I discussed my personal aspirations, reasons for coming to law school, and asked her the same. I would like to think we got close.

Near the end of the year, I told her that I would be transferring and asked if she could write a LOR for me. She was sad that I was leaving but quickly agreed to write me one. What bothers me is that although I think I developed a rapport with her, law professors are very fair-minded and rational; so I am scared that her letter would starkly reflect my grade decline and performance. My reason for using her letter would be to accentuate my determination that I showed earlier on.

I went from A to C. But if she could not write positively about me, why would she agree so quickly? Wouldn't she express some concern? Would it be okay to use her letter?

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Re: Use this LOR?

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:15 pm

You could always just ask her. Unless you were sure that she's write you a glowing letter, I'm not positive it's a wise idea to use a letter from a professor in whose class you went from A >> C.

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Re: Use this LOR?

Postby Nebby » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:11 am

How are you transferring with a C is the real question.

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