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What do you think of the examples of Good and Mediocre examples

There is no way anyone wants to read LOR that long, good or bad
8 (72.7%)
I expect my LOR to be as detailed, long, and glowing as those examples
1 (9.1%)
I'd be happy with a form letter that sais "outstanidng"
2 (18.2%)

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Montauk book " HTG into the Top Law Schoos" LOR

NothingSpecial

Montauk book " HTG into the Top Law Schoos" LOR
« on: December 07, 2004, 04:45:59 PM »
What do you guys think?  That book is giving me a complex about LOR.

BigBadBo

Re: Montauk book " HTG into the Top Law Schoos" LOR
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2004, 04:50:35 PM »
Who writes letters like that?!!  That's what I need.

nika22

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Re: Montauk book " HTG into the Top Law Schoos" LOR
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004, 04:54:17 PM »
i don't think my mom could even write that good a recommendation for me (as one in Montauk)-

but anyway, i thought the examples in the book were really good, albeit long- perhaps i'm wrong on this, but i imagine the average candidate, myself included, will not have such glowing and substantive LORs

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Re: Montauk book " HTG into the Top Law Schoos" LOR
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2004, 07:30:58 PM »
For a moment after I first saw those examples, I was kinda nervous. But honestly, what prof is going to (let alone have the time to) write a letter like that? I figure that AdComs have enough material to sort through w/o having to read 2-4 more essays/letters saying how great you are. I doubt that many people will have LORs like those.

Troy McClure

Re: Montauk book " HTG into the Top Law Schoos" LOR
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2004, 01:33:03 PM »
Honestly, if I worked in an admissions office, I'd throw out any letter like one of those.  I'd be suspicious of its authenticity.