« on: June 19, 2008, 07:55:21 PM »
Now that I've taken the LSAT I'm starting to plan out the things I'm going to try to get done this summer in order to make submission of my apps in the fall as easy as possible. As I gear up to get my LORs done, I'm realizing I have a few questions. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Feel free to post other questions you may have as well.
1. I noticed on the LSAT website that you can submit LORs as "targeted" (letters being targeted to a specific school or "general". Given this difference, do admissions officers look down on receiving the latter as opposed to the former? It seems like it would be way easier to just submit a few generic letters and be done, but I wanted to be sure that was ok first.
2. How many LORs do you typically send? Although I'm sure it varies, I was thinking of just sending 2 or 3 to each school.
3. Who should I have write my LORs? The general concensus seems to be undergrad profs I've had in the past. I've had some jobs/internships in the legal field, so I'm wondering if maybe getting one letter from someone I worked with might be better than having all of my letters from profs?
4. Assuming I want to get my apps in when the schools are first opening the floodgates at the begining of the cycle, when would be a good time to get in contact with the people I'm intending to have write my letters for me? As I said before, most of mine are going to be profs so I assume it would be nice to let them get a chance to work on them before summer is out? When should I ask them to submit them to LSAT?
5. For submission to LSAT is snail mail ok? I read a thread with someone freaking out about the unreliability of the USPS, and suggesting faxing all of the letters in. Is it really that big of a deal?