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Asking for Recommendations via Email

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:46 pm

I'm a recent alum, and asking recommenders in person is likely not doable for me due to my work schedule and location. Is emailing to ask for a recommendation from a prof a big no-no?

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Re: Asking for Recommendations via Email

Postby RaceJudicata » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:30 pm

no, but carrier pigeon is better.

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Re: Asking for Recommendations via Email

Postby mjb447 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:53 pm

Almost certainly not a problem. You might be asked for a recent copy of your resume or other information, but reaching out by email is fine.

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Re: Asking for Recommendations via Email

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:27 pm

E-mail is probably preferred. They will have time to try to remember who you are, what they can write, if they hate you, etc, before responding

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Re: Asking for Recommendations via Email

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a recent alum, and asking recommenders in person is likely not doable for me due to my work schedule and location. Is emailing to ask for a recommendation from a prof a big no-no?


Same situation. I asked for mine via email and they were happy to write the letters.
Not a problem in the slightest, especially if you've already graduated.
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Re: Asking for Recommendations via Email

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:50 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm a recent alum, and asking recommenders in person is likely not doable for me due to my work schedule and location. Is emailing to ask for a recommendation from a prof a big no-no?


Same situation. I asked for mine via email and they were happy to write the letters.
Not a problem in the slightest, especially if you've already graduated.

Barack, just for the record, this is the judicial clerkship forum, not law school admissions.

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