Ahhh, oh my god, haha, my g-ma sent the letter that the 2nd attorney wants to send. Its pretty much everything a LOR should not be. His letterhead takes up half the page then it launches into this: (Posted as a warning on what to avoid, while appearing exuberantly positive, this would probably have ZERO influence on an admissions committee) Of course, My grandmother is all about it, haha.
I liked someone's suggestion of having him send this to LSAC and not assigning it.
"It is with great honor, pride and privilege that I am writing you to unconditionally recommend T*** T*** for matriculation at the University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder for the school year commencing in the fall of 2010. I have known T*** since she was in junior high school. I met T*** through her grandparents, ** and J***** H***, who are dear friends and the founders of ** H*** Company, a publicly traded ******** company headquartered in northwest ********, when her grandfather was hospitalized in *********, **********. I was immediately captured by Tara’s heart, compassion and genuine kindness, and I have kept up with Tara through high school and college. While Mr. H*** passed away a few years ago, I have maintained a very close friendship with Mrs. H*** and her family. I am so proud of the young woman T*** has grown to become, and she possess the moral character, integrity, intellect and ethical attributes that will make her a wonderful addition to the legal profession. While I suspect that almost every letter of recommendation you receive is effusive with praise about the applicant being recommended, what I believe will definitely set T*** apart in this profession is her sense of service, compassion and responsibility to those who are less fortunate and who are in need of help beyond themselves. Tara is a giver, not a taker, and she is selfless in her view of service to others above her own self-interest.
It is without any reservation that I am writing your school to encourage you to admit this extremely worthwhile applicant for admission to your entering 2010 law school class. Very respectfully, I believe that the law school that is fortunate enough to have T*** enroll in their program will be cultivating a relationship with a future alumnus that is going to reflect so favorably on its program. She is a remarkable young woman whom I feel blessed to have her life’s pass cross mine. If you or anyone on your admissions committee would like to visit with me personally about T***, please do not hesitate to contact me at my office number above, home (***-***-****) or on my cell (***-***-****). Thank you for your consideration of this request.