Not sure if you will find this relevant, but I needed a major letter from my doctor to appeal a grade in College, and he just said, "go ahead and write it, I'll sign it."My brother needed LOR's for his master's and PhD program. He said he wrote them all. The professor just signed. Maybe law school is a totally differnet "thang"
no prof really knows you REAL well.
Quote from: swifty on July 22, 2004, 07:10:00 PMno prof really knows you REAL well. I disagree. I had proffs from whom I took 3 or more classes in my various majors. I was in their office hours all the time. Did extra credit. Wrote extra papers. Worked extra math problems. Etc. Etc. I really enjoyed the subjects I was studying and I was always asking the professors questions outside of class.If you do that your proffs WILL know you VERY well and you will get an OUTSTANDING LOR from each and every one of them. I've got 5 LOR's from proffs that i'm absolutely sure are very strong.The point is, if you made the effort as an undergraduate to take your major very seriously and you did a lot of work and wrote a senior honors thesis, did research on hard unassigned math problems, etc. etc., and demonstrated genuine intellectual curiousity in the subject matter then your proffs will not only know you well but they will be drooling to write you an outstanding LOR.If you never took the time to be a serious undergraduate student who demonstrated such devotion to your major and engaged with professors outside of class in pursuit of goals above and beyond the normal class assignments, then you only have yourself to blame. If you now find yourself in a situation where you're trying to scrounge out LOR's from proffs who barely know you, that's your own fault.