« on: July 15, 2007, 12:11:41 PM »
I'm just starting this whole applications process and have a few questions about rec letters.
I already have 2 professors who have agreed to write me letters. Although these 2 will be my primary letters, I also have an employer at a law firm who has agreed to write me a letter. I don't expect this letter to be as strong as the others, as I have only worked for this firm for about 6 months so far and I know the employer uses a template letter.
1. I plan to use this employer's letter as a supplemental letter in case I am waitlisted. Is this a good idea, or should I just submit all 3 letters at once?
2. If I do wait until I get waitlisted to submit a third letter, should the letter from my employer be revised? By the time the cycle is in full swing, I will have worked for the firm for a longer period of time, taken on more responsibilities, and maybe the fact that I'm waitlisted will encourage my employer to write a stronger, more persuasive letter?
3. If I do wait until I get waitlisted to submit a third letter, am I telling the writer to send it directly to the law school or do I have to go through LSDAS?