« on: April 19, 2007, 08:02:26 PM »
I was wait listed today at Brooklyn. I wasn't really expecting to get in, so I'm actually pretty happy. The letter made the chances of being accepted off of the wait list sound rather promising (they could screwing with us, of course)
They included with the letter a document on "ways to improve your chances"... I'm 2 years out of college, so my GPA isn't going to change, and god willing I won't have to write the LSAT ever again. However, they suggested having an additional LOR sent in from a professor/employer.
My boss just happens to be a Brooklyn Alum. I didn't have him write a LOR in the first place, because (a) I didn't know him too well back in the fall (I had just started), and (b) because he doesn't have the greatest relationship with the school.
He graduated about 10 years ago.. He doesn't give any money to the school, and just before he graduated, he got into a shouting match with the dean (who's no longer there, however, if it helps).
He for a while was a practicing trial attorney, but now he runs a very successful litigation financing firm. He's very good at what he does, but nevertheless, litigation financing is a legal "gray" area that is looked upon with a bit of disdain by the legal community
Anyways... he's offered to write me a letter... Should I have him write one? He really likes me and thinks very highly of me, so I'm sure it would be a great letter... but is it possible that the AdCom might not be impressed with his lack of love towards his alma matter and take it out on my app?