Having atleast one university professor write a LOR seems to be the consensus. I wasn't a very good student however, and wasn't on a buddy-buddy basis with many of my professors (usually just keeping to myself).
I have one professor from my junior year with whom I took a technical communications class (I figure this is more pertinent to law school then thermodynamics etc.). By the time I apply to law school however, the class I took will be 5 years in the past.
I graduated in Dec. 06 and since have been working for a law related federal government agency which I feel really lucky to have ever nabbed the job in the first place. I had a supervisor for 8 months where I learned patent law basics and I'm certain I could get a good recommendation from him. Also, I am sure my current supervisor would only have good things to say about me.
My question is: If I'm trying to enter law school in 2010, three years out of undergrad, how important is it to still have professor recommendations? Would two recent, and very appropriate (My job basically consists of reading, writing, and interpretating lawyers) recommendations trump any needed university LORs.
My whole angle with everything is: high LSAT (hopefully), hard engineering undergrad, great work experience in a law related field for a few years, and an honest change in my priorities (I'm a hard worker now and save the drinking and fun for weekends as opposed to every day in college).
Would it be wise to include the Junior year prof as well?
Thanks in advance for any replies.