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Recommendations vs. References

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:53 pm
by holmes
If on OSCAR the judge wants 2 recommendations and 3 references, does that mean 5 unique individuals or that out of your 3 references, 2 should submit a written LOR?

Re: Recommendations vs. References

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:04 am
by Anonymous User
Whenever I applied for judges who did this, I just overlapped the two. So if the judge asks for three letters and two references, I'd submit the three letters and put down two writers (who I thought would be the strongest references) as references.

It's kind of weird, but I think sometimes judges or their assistants fill out an OSCAR page without realizing what it will look like on the applicant's end, and it can be confusing.

Re: Recommendations vs. References

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:10 pm
by Anonymous User
The judge for whom I clerk would prefer five distinct individuals for the references and letters. It is in your interest to do so: The more names that are listed, the greater the odds of the judge recognizing a friend or acquaintance he or she can call. That, more than anything, will aid your chances of getting the interview.

Re: Recommendations vs. References

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:45 pm
by holmes
Thanks for the replies!