Second, why in the hell would I post the names of people who have not given me permission to use their names?
Swing by one of the law school forums and ask some folks yourself if you don't believe me.
So how do you figure out if the prof can write worth a crap?
I totally believe that it would piss you off, shrub. But that doesn't mean that it'll piss everyone off. And you're example about "listening at the door" doesn't fit (IMHO). A letter is a letter, not a two way conversation. I am not offended when someone asks me to write them a LOR and wants to see it. If I want to write it then I want them to see it. If I don't want them to see it then that means I shouldn't write it... and don't. We're different, shrub. No biggie. The folks I ask to write my recs I trust incredibly... and they trust me. I'm comfortable asking them things that others might not (including the question you just suggested plus many more).
Quote from: dr_draino on August 22, 2004, 10:59:42 PMSo how do you figure out if the prof can write worth a crap?Nonsense - your professor got a Ph.D. He knows how to write. And if the professor is worth a darn he has continued to be published in respectable journals. He knows how to write effectively.