« on: June 22, 2006, 01:01:15 PM »
Hey, I will be applying to Duke in the fall amongst many other schools, and I had a LOR question.
This past semester I had a full-time internship with the US Attorney's Office in DC where my mentor was a graduate of Duke Law. Under normal "intern circumstances" I would assume that these kinds of bosses are not prime LOR writers when you have easily accessible academic references. HOWEVER, I worked very closely with this particular prosecutor, doing alot of work that is uncommon for pre-law school interns to be doing (writing motions, helping with jury selection at the bench, etc...). Would you think that this along with the fact that he is a Duke graduate would warrant a LOR from him (only for Duke). I only ask because I've read many p[laces that LORs from alumn/important people don't usually help.