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LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation

LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« on: February 17, 2009, 01:48:50 PM »
I asked my boss to write a letter of rec and he said he would do it. As time progressed, he never did it and went out of town. He told me to write it and he would sign it.

The deadline was approaching so I wrote it and sent it off without having him review it. LSAC contacted him and he said that he would have wrote it but didnt. Now I am under invsetigation. I already have three acceptance letters but I know that the offers will be rescinded when they hear about this.

My options are to appeal via letter or do nothing. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 01:54:18 PM »
Did you sign his name on the recommendation form?

Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 01:58:08 PM »
Yes. But I was running out of time and he lets me sign his name for lots of office related stuff.

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Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 02:00:24 PM »
What would you like any of us to say? You should have known better.

Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 02:01:59 PM »
I know. I agree. I should have known better but I was desperate and did not want to miss the deadline. What should I do?

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Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 02:04:15 PM »
Deal with the consequences of your action

Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 02:08:34 PM »
That's fair. Do you think that my offers will be rescinded? I never meant for this to happen. I wasnt trying to be deceitful. He would have signed and wrote it but I couldnt wait. Of course I didnt want to get caught but I dont know what to do at this point.

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Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 02:12:47 PM »
Its possible that schools could rescind. I would check around lsac or call and see if they have a policy for this sort of thing so you know what you're dealing with.

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Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 02:13:35 PM »
That's fair. Do you think that my offers will be rescinded? I never meant for this to happen. I wasnt trying to be deceitful. He would have signed and wrote it but I couldnt wait. Of course I didnt want to get caught but I dont know what to do at this point.

Your offers could be rescinded and probably should be at this point.

What you may want to do is ask your boss if he would first actually write a letter of recommendation for you to have it on file with then LSAC. Then have him call the schools you've been accepted at to clear up the situation if he's willing and if they're willing to listen.

Re: LSAC Misconduct for Letter of Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 02:21:03 PM »
Thanks. I will ask him to actually write a letter so that LSAC could have it on file and I will call LSAC this evening to find out what the consequences are. I spoke to him about it today and he told me to send in an appeal so hopefully he will agree to help me out and write a letter.

Like I said, I wasnt trying to be deceitful but he is a very busy attorney and had mediations, depositions, and then a long vacation so I didnt want to nag him about it. I shouldnt have done it but I didn't think that it would be a big deal.