Ok, so my letter of recommendation has just arrived in the post, signed and sealed. And I so want to read it! But I can't. And it's sitting on my desk, asking to be opened. But I won't. I hold it to the light hoping to see something, btu nowt. Arghhhhhh, it's so frustrating, and I will NEVER know what it said.....
So I was thinking about this... If I ask my recommenders to mail me the letter, how would the law schools know that this happened and that the letter wasn't sent directly to them if I open the letter and put it in a new envelope? I thought I read somewhere that they only have to sign across the seal if they're sending it to you. I'm not worried about what my recommenders will say, just curious. In the end, I think I'll be too scared of being caught to actually open the letters. And to help myself resist temptation, I'm going to have them send the letters directly to LSAC/the law schools.
Why did you guys waive your right to read the recs?
Right. I've heard people outside the admissions process say that, but I had the deans of admissions for three different schools tell me that's silly. One of 'em said, "Hey, you're gonna be a lawyer, right? Why would you start that journey by waiving your rights to something?"
But don't you think that the admissions office knows that people will read them anyway, or that the letter writer will share it... even if they waive that right? I think that they'd have to be wearing some seriously rosey colored glasses to think that a waiver ensures the candor of a letter of rec.
disagree strongly must waive right to read.
I'm not saying that people aren't capable of writing a forthright letter... I'm just saying that a waiver won't guarantee it. I'm sure your Scotswoman's integrity cup overflows.