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Dean's Letter
« on: June 09, 2004, 05:10:39 PM »
What exactly is the point of the Dean's Letter if they are largely lack the personal insights recs have?
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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004, 03:07:07 PM »
to make life more difficult for law school applicants?  ;)

i looked at stanford and columbia...i think both requires dean's letter.

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2004, 03:08:30 PM »
yep. it ended up making life more difficult for my advisor, who had to fill them out.

to make life more difficult for law school applicants?  ;)

i looked at stanford and columbia...i think both requires dean's letter.

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004, 03:14:49 PM »
What's a dean's letter?  from the dean of your undergraduate school?

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004, 03:34:46 PM »
yes, the deans letter is from the dean of your college. basically, the purpose of it is to confirm that the applicant wasn't put on any academic probation, suspension, and that his grades and transcripts are legit. boston university is another school that requires the deans letter.

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2004, 03:48:59 PM »
yup, what ttiwed said. oh, and i can add brooklyn to the list.

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2004, 06:46:36 PM »
yes, the deans letter is from the dean of your college. basically, the purpose of it is to confirm that the applicant wasn't put on any academic probation, suspension, and that his grades and transcripts are legit. boston university is another school that requires the deans letter.

I went to BU undergrad..would they still require a dean's letter if I applied there for ls?  Cause that'd be silly...

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2004, 06:49:03 PM »
they would indeed. but lots of times i think they take letters not from the dean himself, if there is someone that can represent the administration more so than a professor per se.

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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2004, 06:56:54 PM »
Richmond requires a dean's letter (I think they called it a Dean's Certification), William and Mary does not.  And, as someone previously mentioned, its purpose is to confirm that the applicant did not have academic or disciplinary actions taken against him/her.  Richmond's was specifically for disciplinary records, to assess the "good character" of its applicants who could be sitting for the bar exam.
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Re: Dean's Letter
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2004, 07:00:03 PM »
A Dean's Cert. is specifically for verifying what others have said. They don't do any evaluation of your academic ability.
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