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vesperholly

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Troubleshoot my list of recommenders?
« on: October 08, 2009, 04:49:48 PM »
I'm a non-trad, 12 years out of undergraduate. I've touched base with a couple of former professors for LOR, but I think I'll get the best letters from post-university references.

They include:
- District court judge (a professional contact who turned into a personal friend)
- English professor/civic organizer (ditto; never took a class from him)
- Newspaper publisher (aka my boss's boss, with whom I have a great professional relationship)
- Managing editor (my boss)
- College professor (probably the weakest letter)

Does that look like a decent list?
Legerdemain and sass

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Re: Troubleshoot my list of recommenders?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 08:14:08 PM »
The most important thing to remember for LORs and being non-trad is that recommendations MUST discuss specifics about your ability to handle the load.  Two books:  get them ASAP.  They completely changed my ideas on recommenders.  Ann K. Levine's The Law School Admission Game and Anna Ivey's The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions.

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Re: Troubleshoot my list of recommenders?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 02:09:35 PM »
Thanks, wendisee; that's a help. I'll check 'em out this weekend.
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