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how long should LOR's be

how long should LOR's be
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:47:32 PM »
My recommender asked approximate length - i had no idea.  what do you guys think.
thanks.

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Re: how long should LOR's be
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 08:17:43 PM »
Around a page, probably no more. Has your recommender never wrote a LOR? I mean, even I've wrote a couple.

Re: how long should LOR's be
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 09:00:08 PM »
not for law school.  its not a professor (i've been out of school for over ten years)

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Re: how long should LOR's be
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 09:51:24 PM »
Fair enough. Non-professor types probably don't get hit up to do this much. I've personally only had to write a few for friends for jobs.

Law schools don't want a book, just an endorsement and a few summary points, in paragraph form, of course. A page should be plenty.