I am going to be applying to schools this upcoming fall and want to get a head start on the whole process as early as possible. I am really concerned about who to get recommendations from, though, and was wondering if some of you guys could provide me with a bit of insight. Specifically, as the title asks, how well do you know the professors who wrote your recommendations? I ask because although I am a good student (3.98 GPA, never skip more than 1 class a semester, join in discussions, etc.), I don't have many strong relationships with my professors. I am planning on asking 2 teachers who I have had several classes with, but even those 2, who I am "closest" to, have talked with me outside of class 5 - maybe 8 - times total.Is this really bad or is anyone else in a similar position? Does it really matter a huge amount if I keep my GPA where it is and do well (168+) on the LSAT?Thanks!
I've asked the same two professors for recommendations for everything I've ever needed recommendations for - internships, scholarship apps, law school apps, etc. I bet they have form letters for me by now!If you're not very close with any professors but you need a recommendation anyway, here's what you should do: Go to the professor's office hours to ask for a recommendation letter. Sit down and talk to the professor about your career goals, your reasons for wanting to go to law school, why you think you'd be good at law school, and some of your academic interests. That will help your professor get to know you better in a very focused way, and at the same time give him/her something to write about in the letter instead of just saying "this person did well in my class".
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