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No letter from university staff?
« on: July 04, 2008, 10:13:39 AM »
I'm out of school and am hesitant to contact a former professor for a LOR.

I'll be able to get very good LORs from three current/former employers and would be satisfied with those.

How important is it to secure a LOR from someone in academia, even if I'll have 3-4 people (1-2 in the legal profession) with very good things to say about my work ethic and aptitude?

Thanks in advance for the two cents.


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Re: No letter from university staff?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 10:24:50 AM »
I'm twenty years out of UG, it was still strongly suggested that I obtain at least one LoR from an academic source (fortunately, I was able to obtain two - one from UG (my adviser), and one from grad school.)  Are there other professors you could contact? 
I'm in a lynch mob?  I had no idea.  This is really worrying; I really don't have time for another extra-curricular activity.

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Re: No letter from university staff?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 11:52:13 PM »
You should get at least one former professor if at all possible.
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Re: No letter from university staff?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 05:10:19 PM »
i think it depends on how far out of school you are.  i know frybread mentioned that even after 20 years he was getting UG recs but i talked to people in the yale and columbia admissions office who both said employers were fine given my situation (15 years out of college)