The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread (GREY DEY 7/1)

What now?

See you in a "personal statements" thread
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26%
Applying this cycle, but done with TLS
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Retake in October
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Indefinite retake
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I'm gonna make a "should I retake?" thread
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Change of career choice
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Other
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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Dstunna wrote:How many letters of recommendation should we submit with our applications? And should they just be undergraduate teachers?


I think, but I could be wrong since I haven't had done it, it's 2-3 letters of rec, and they generally should be people that know your academic work, which usually tends to be undergraduate teachers. I think once in a while letters of rec from employers are helpful, but usually only for people that have been out of undergrad for more that just a couple years.

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Postby EnderWiggin » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:41 pm

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.

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Postby whacka » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:57 pm

I wasn't banned, I was just expressing my disapproval of big sucks' prediction

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Postby EnderWiggin » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:01 pm

whacka wrote:I wasn't banned, I was just expressing my disapproval of big sucks' prediction


the name just lends itself to so many tantalizing incarnations

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby Oskosh » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:08 pm

I have 3 undergrad professors 2 employer.

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Postby The Abyss » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:31 pm

I have 1 academic, 1 professional and 1 political (that splits between professional and academic) LOR.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby yellowyak46 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:05 pm

basedvulpes wrote:So how does everyone else kill time when you're not wasting your life away on TLS?
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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby cdotson2 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:37 am

basedvulpes wrote:So how does everyone else kill time when you're not wasting your life away on TLS?

currently trying to create a secret society at my university, cause it has none.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby BasilHallward » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:13 am

basedvulpes wrote:So how does everyone else kill time when you're not wasting your life away on TLS?


Hedging my bets. Applying to European PhD programs. This law school thing is killing me. I took June in an effort to sneak off of the UT waitlist. We will wait and see.

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby JackelJ » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:31 am

basedvulpes wrote:So how does everyone else kill time when you're not wasting your life away on TLS?

I go on adventures

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby JackelJ » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:34 am

jetsfan1 wrote:
zacboro wrote:"Ask not what your OP can do for you, but what you can do for your OP."

Also very disappointed with the results of this poll. I don't even wanna be ITT with all these noobs. *drops mic and walks away*


I can help OP find a way to bring Raider back and graciously relinquish his post.

I'm a Zacbro fan, but his OP game is kinda weak. We really need a new poll (although Zacbro's totally right about his gray disappointment)

I have ways of summoning Raider if you ask nicely

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Re: The Official June 2015 Waiter's Thread

Postby whacka » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:36 am

Happy Monday! One week to go!

Also SCOTUS releases new opinions at 10 - maybe Obamacare today? They've only got three days of releasing opinions left (today, Thursday, and next Monday), and Obamacare and the gay marriage one are still outstanding, in addition to a bunch of others. Fingers crossed for a big ruling today to keep me busy at work!




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