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Recommendations / Re: LOR from boss
« on: August 20, 2008, 04:54:49 PM »
actually if you have been in the workforce for some period of time, you should have a LOR from your supervisor.

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Lindbergh, thanks for the comment.  i definately wouldn't say taking extra breaks is a great idea ... i'd guess it's in line with your idea to take untimed practice tests?  surely people taking untimed tests take a lot of breaks.  either way i'm satisfied with my score. 

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Recommendations / Re: "doesn't do letters of rec anymore"
« on: August 15, 2008, 10:52:02 AM »
meggo, that's what i decided to do.  i offered to redate and reprint the letter she wrote me before and mail it to her in an addressed and stamped envelope.  that way all she will have to do is sign the letter, sign the form, and stick it in the mail.  i haven't heard back yet.

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Recommendations / Re: "doesn't do letters of rec anymore"
« on: August 14, 2008, 01:22:30 PM »
she has a history of being weird.  my guess is she probably didn't like that aspect of her job (or didn't like her job at all).  i don't think it's an issue of her assessment of me, because i did well in her internship and she's written me letters before.  it really sucks because she was an advisor on a foreign internship so it wouldn't be just some random professor writing a letter.

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Recommendations / Re: "doesn't do letters of rec anymore"
« on: August 14, 2008, 01:14:24 PM »
i would be inclined to agree with you had she not written me great letters in the past.

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Recommendations / "doesn't do letters of rec anymore"
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:51:42 PM »
i just heard back from one of my potentional recommenders (who has written be a LOR for other stuff before) and she said, "i do not teach at the university anymore and therefore don't do letters of recommendation.  but if you are ever in town, you have a place to stay!"  clearly, we had a close relationship and her letter would really help me!  i'm very disappointed.

do any of you think i should try to convince her somehow?  is there anything i could say that might change her mind, or should i just drop it?  thing is, i've been out of school a while and she was one of two academic recommenders i had in mind.  i also have a letter from an attorney i work closely with in my job.  any advice is appreciated.

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Recommendations / Re: LOR from an Alumnus
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:48:09 PM »
i think if they know you well and it's a good letter, it is an asset.  it also depends on the school.  i think there are some schools that like this sort of thing.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Iowa Vs. BC---what to do?
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:45:04 PM »
ditto lindbergh.  it would come down to where you want to live and work.

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i scored as high as 174 on PTs and scored a 165 on the actual exam.  i think it depends on how real your practice conditions are.  i had a tendency to give myself extra breaks, for example.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: 25 year old needs help
« on: August 13, 2008, 01:17:59 PM »
honestly?  if i were you, i would pursue your masters in education.  chances are slim that you are going to get into a decent law school...i don't think online law schools would be considered decent, and i don't think that you would necessarily be able to get a job after graduating from one.  you already have a lot of loans to repay, and going back to law school would mean more loans.  prospective employers are also going to be turned off by the fact that you got kicked out of SMU.  you need to consider not only can you get into a law school, but can you get a job after law school.  it sounds like you are having success doing what you are doing now.  stick with what you know you can be successful at.

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