Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: iamluke20 on October 25, 2008, 05:38:39 PM

Title: Professor v. Great internship, Which LOR?
Post by: iamluke20 on October 25, 2008, 05:38:39 PM
Some of the schools I am applying to only accept two letters.  I have LOR's from two professors and one from a White House Staffer who I worked for when I was an intern at the WH. 

My former boss wrote me a great letter,and I was lucky enough to do some really cool stuff while working for him. 

For the schools where I am limited to two letters, which two should I submit?  Two from professors? One from the staffer and one Prof?

Any input would be great.
Title: Re: Professor v. Great internship, Which LOR?
Post by: heartbreaker on October 25, 2008, 05:50:36 PM
Are you still in school? If yes, then do two academic recs.
Title: Re: Professor v. Great internship, Which LOR?
Post by: iamluke20 on October 25, 2008, 05:57:52 PM
I am still in school, and that seems to be the general wisdom.

I just still wonder because I was able to write stuff that briefed the President, which is pretty good for an undergrad....

I just feel like everyone is going to have letters from prof's, and this would seperate me a bit.

But am I just wrong?  Is the academic side that much more important?

Let me know if I am way off base.
Title: Re: Professor v. Great internship, Which LOR?
Post by: heartbreaker on October 25, 2008, 05:59:52 PM
Law schools are primarily looking for academic potential. Having done cool things is awesome - and I am not discouraging you from sending that third rec in addition to your two academics - but it is not something that will prove your intellectual or academic strengths.

If you're in school and can get two solid professor recs, then do go for it!
Title: Re: Professor v. Great internship, Which LOR?
Post by: iamluke20 on October 25, 2008, 06:09:42 PM
Yeah I think you may be right, and most of the schools allow me to send in at least three.

Thanks!