2 questions that i know have been touched on elsewhere but i can't find an answer:
1) i live across the country from my undergrad & grad universities. is it VERY rude to ask for an lor over email? i know the general consensus is "don't do it," but, unless you live near the area, it's not very practical to pop in to profs' offices anymore. i don't mind calling, but would prob. prefer to email with full details first, because otherwise a phonecall feels a little coldcally to me. what do y'all think?
2) i have been concentrating on lsat studying & have yet to start on my personal statement. again, i know the consensus is that we should send recommendation writers a package of info (resume, papers, personal statement, etc.), but i hate to keep putting off asking for the lor's if my ps draft is a long way away. would it be ok to write up something informal explaining why i'd like to go to law school &/or chat about it on the phone, instead of providing professors with my ps?
thanks so much in advance for any and all help