Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: THeath on March 24, 2004, 02:07:30 PM

Title: Who Do I Ask?
Post by: THeath on March 24, 2004, 02:07:30 PM
I'm 35, and I've been out of college for over 10 years. I'm thinking of applying to law school. But I'm wondering, who should I ask for letters of recommendation? Current and former employers sounds like a good bet, but I'm wondering if there are other people someone in my position should consider, since former professors aren't really an option.
Title: Re: Who Do I Ask?
Post by: jgruber on March 25, 2004, 11:59:09 AM
I'm 49 and out of school 30 years.  I got a former supervisor, my priest and my lawyer.
Title: Re: Who Do I Ask?
Post by: ajlynnette on April 05, 2004, 07:44:23 AM
if i hadn't gone back to school 2yrs ago, i would've definitely asked a current supervisor and a former supervisor. basically i would ask the people who know me, my work ethic, and whatever else you think that committees think is important to know about you.

good luck w/getting your lor's! :)

Title: Re: Who Do I Ask?
Post by: sagemenscircle on April 05, 2004, 09:18:30 PM
Actually, LSAC and most schools address this question directly: Get your supervisor to write a recommendation and any other peers or dept heads that would be appropriate. In fact, at this point, if your LOR is NOT from your supervisor the Adcom will probably wonder why not. That's a bad thing.