LOR from a senior associate at my biglaw firm?

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LOR from a senior associate at my biglaw firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:13 pm

I haven't worked extensively with any partner at my firm, but I have worked extensively with a few senior associates. Does a clerkship LOR from a practicing attorney need to be from a partner, or will a senior associate's letter be just as effective?

Also, is submitting LORs from 2 profs and 1 attorney ok? Or should I do 2 attys and 1 prof?

Thanks

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Re: LOR from a senior associate at my biglaw firm?

Postby mvp99 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:15 pm

The general rule I think is to get someone that can speak profoundly about you and your work and not to get someone with a flashy title that can't say shit about you.

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Re: LOR from a senior associate at my biglaw firm?

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:02 pm

Agree.

Also, my firm had a rule that only partners could make recommendations. Not sure how common that is but you may want to look into it so you don't get the senior associate into any trouble.

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Re: LOR from a senior associate at my biglaw firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:48 am

Shaggier1 wrote:Agree.

Also, my firm had a rule that only partners could make recommendations. Not sure how common that is but you may want to look into it so you don't get the senior associate into any trouble.


Interesting. Thanks




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