If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

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acr
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If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby acr » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Hypothetically, what would that do to one's admission prospects? Would they outperform their numbers?

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runthetrap
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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby runthetrap » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:27 pm

i'd say a recommendation from president obama would only be impressive if it could address your character / achievement in a meaningful & personal way. and if you could actually score this insane type of letter, you wouldn't be asking TLSers abt how it would benefit your applications

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby FredJones » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:28 pm

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Tekrul
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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby Tekrul » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:32 am

Have it mailed to your address instead of lsac. Frame it over your fireplace as a discussion piece for the next time you have company and send lsac an LOR from a professor or former employer.

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby kobe1020 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:39 am

Hypothetically those people if you two know each other well and you actually did some work for/within (wow), this letter is going to kill it for you.

But chances are Obama will never write a letter for a law school applicant...not by himself at least...

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby californiauser » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:07 pm

probably about as 1/100th as significant as a phone call would be

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:19 pm

I think if you're in a position where the President of the United States is willing to write you a letter of recommendation (as in, a letter with substantive stuff that reflects an actual close relationship) then yes, you would outperform your numbers. Working closely with the President is a pretty mind-blowing soft factor.

That said, if it's some kind of generic letter that's available to any field office volunteer during the reelection campaign and stamped with his signature, then no.

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby midwest17 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:32 am

californiauser wrote:probably about as 1/100th as significant as a phone call would be


Relevant: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... pdate.aspx

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby sighsigh » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:09 am

californiauser wrote:probably about as 1/100th as significant as a phone call would be


which is about 1/500th as significant as a visit in-person would be.

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Re: If one had a recommendation letter from President Obama...

Postby Black_Swan » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:03 pm

midwest17 wrote:
californiauser wrote:probably about as 1/100th as significant as a phone call would be


Relevant: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... pdate.aspx



Lol she is funny




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