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shanrocks

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What do you think of this LOR?
« on: September 06, 2004, 07:08:58 PM »
I just received my LOR from my paralegal instuctor. He is also an attorney for the state of Virginia. I have been out of college almost ten years and recently completed a paralegal course.  I plan on getting a recommendation from the partner for which I work and another associate. Do you guys think this letter is generic?  I wanted to have a letter from someone who could attest to my academic ability in a legal learning environment and he is the only one who can do that.

Dear Admissions Committee:

     It has recently been my pleaseure to have Ms.... as a student in the Paralegal Studies Program at George Mason University.  I submit my recommendation with no reservations.

     Ms.... brought to the class an obvious intelligence and excellent work ethic.  Her class participation revealed a thorough reading of the relevant material.  Additionally, her exam scores and writing assignments were consistently among the highest and best in the class.

     Not only did Ms.... excel regarding the course work, she brought to the class a breadth of knowledge that revealed a well-rounded education and excellent knowledge of situations occurring in the world around her.  Her insightful comments made the classroom experience more pleasant and informative for all involved as she allowed the lecture to incorporate current events into an otherwise sometimes dry discussion of the law.

     Ms.... is a bright and hardworking student, attributes that will carry on into her endeavors in the legal field.  Her writing skills will serve her well in research and professional writing.  Her demeanor, professionalism, and entusiam would be a welcome addition to the legal profession.

     If I may provide any additional information regarding Ms...., please do hesitate to contact me.


Any thoughts on this???

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Re: What do you think of this LOR?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2004, 07:15:52 PM »
other than the spelling errors, i think it is fine.  it is short but to the point, and probably says all that can be said from a person who probably knows you in a relatively limited capacity.  the important thing about the letter is that it is positve and states your good performance in the class.

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Re: What do you think of this LOR?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2004, 07:33:35 PM »
Casino--thanks for the comments.  There are no spelling errors in the letter, they were just typos on my part.  I guess the main thing I was concerned with was that it was so short, but I was happy to get a letter from someone who can attest to my current academic ability.  Having been out of college so long, my UGPA is only a 2.97.  I received an A for this Paralegal course and hope that the admissions committee will place more emphasis on that.

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Re: What do you think of this LOR?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2004, 10:46:25 PM »
My pre-law advisor has said that as long as the rec is positive, it really doesn't matter most of the time.  An absolutely over-the-top outstanding one can get you in in some cases, but basically, she said, they don't factor in much at all since everyone has positive recs.


Casino--thanks for the comments.  There are no spelling errors in the letter, they were just typos on my part.  I guess the main thing I was concerned with was that it was so short, but I was happy to get a letter from someone who can attest to my current academic ability.  Having been out of college so long, my UGPA is only a 2.97.  I received an A for this Paralegal course and hope that the admissions committee will place more emphasis on that.

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Re: What do you think of this LOR?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2004, 11:20:12 AM »
It's fine.  Won't hurt you.  Probably wouldn't push you over the top if your rec. was the deciding factor, but it should not be a weight dragging down your application by any means.

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