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recommendation letter mentioning public interest law

recommendation letter mentioning public interest law
« on: December 16, 2008, 10:48:49 AM »
One of my recommenders knows me through our work in a nonprofit (where I am currently employed). She knows a lot about my work in the public interest field, and that i want to pursue public interest law. Is it okay for her law school recommendation to focus on that? Or should it be just a straight law school rec, without mentioning public interest?
Thanks

ak2ca

Re: recommendation letter mentioning public interest law
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 04:23:11 PM »
Since it sounds like you're committed to public interest law, she could probably produce a good targeted letter to those schools where you want to highlight your public interest leanings. I had two LOR writers focus more generally on my academic abilities and then had one focus on my public interest experience and used this as a targeted letter when I had the opportunity to send three. However, I think you could also just send a public interest focused letter to all schools if you are confident that is the area where you want to focus.