Dstunna wrote:How many letters of recommendation should we submit with our applications? And should they just be undergraduate teachers?
I think this depends on factors that are unique to each individual applicant, but submitting 2, perhaps 3, seems to be the most common approach. Many on TLS say that there are rapidly diminishing returns for additional LORs that do not add new information to the application. That is to say, submitting 2 strong LORs would be a better strategy than submitting 2 strong letters and 1 mediocre letter (John was in my class and made an A, he's a very hard worker, he would be an asset to any TTT law school).
Experts on these fora would probably tell you UG instructors are the best people to ask for LORs since they have observed your performance in an academic setting. Employer/supervisor recs are probably more beneficial for applicants who have significant WE,and less beneficial for applicants without significant WE. Asking a famous politico or some judge your dad knows but who doesn't know very much about you as a person is usually not a good idea.
Academic LORs > others, especially if a lowish UG GPA is an issue.