Alright, another question. I'll have been working for about a year by the time I apply to law school (two years by time of entry), in a position that I hope will serve to reiterate my desire to work in the public sector. I will have no problem getting LOR from my former professors, but I did not want to ask for one from my employers. Not because I do not do my job well, but because they do not know that I am applying to law school yet. During this difficult economic time (when lay offs are definitely possible), I do not want to risk losing the job that I need in order to save $$ for law school in favor of someone on the long career path.
Is it terribly vital to find a superior to write a letter about my performance (which I don't doubt would be positive if I could find a way to ask without jeopardzing my standing) when I'm only a year out of college? Or are the academic recs enough?