Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: The Brian on March 31, 2010, 07:34:31 PM

Title: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
Post by: The Brian on March 31, 2010, 07:34:31 PM
Does it matter if I get a letter of recommendation from a professor in a lower division class that isn't my major?

I heard upper division courses are better to get recs from? Is this true?
Title: Re: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
Post by: 'blueskies on March 31, 2010, 07:40:21 PM
it doesn't matter as long as the professor/TA can speak to your academic abilities
Title: Re: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
Post by: legalized on May 25, 2010, 11:02:01 AM
Does it matter if I get a letter of recommendation from a professor in a lower division class that isn't my major?

I heard upper division courses are better to get recs from? Is this true?

No. Better to get recommendations from people who can write 1.5 to 2 pages of detailed praise as to how excellent you are.
Title: Re: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 25, 2010, 07:54:49 PM
The lsdas wants 4 LOR's start with the most ideal canidates and then work your way down. If he is your 4th best option, then still go it, but only after the 3 better ones.