Law School Discussion

Applying next fall, too early for LOR? (professor will be out next semester)

jgatsby

Should I ask my professor for a rec this semester?  I'm applying for 07, but he will be on sabbatical in the Spring.

Also, I hope my other recommender comes back from Iraq in the spring.  He is scheduled to teach in the Spring, but we'll see.

Anything wrong with having it dated this early? 

gailrules

What I was told is that it's never too early.

I graduated in Dec. '04 and got my academic LORs before I left my UG, and I'm applying for the same cycle as you are.

And old one written right after the fact will be more accurate than a more recent one where the recommender's having to remember you from 2 years back. In my opinion anyway.

jgatsby

What I was told is that it's never too early.

I graduated in Dec. '04 and got my academic LORs before I left my UG, and I'm applying for the same cycle as you are.

And old one written right after the fact will be more accurate than a more recent one where the recommender's having to remember you from 2 years back. In my opinion anyway.

That's good to hear.  Thanks.