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LOR , too long?
« on: September 17, 2004, 06:36:37 PM »
My first recommendee just offered me a peek at the LOR he's preparing, and I took up on the offer. It basically says I can walk on water. But, it's 3 pages long! Is that a bad thing?

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Re: LOR , too long?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2004, 06:38:46 PM »
My first recommendee just offered me a peek at the LOR he's preparing, and I took up on the offer. It basically says I can walk on water. But, it's 3 pages long! Is that a bad thing?


This would lead to the adcomm to think that you're God, in which case, they will dismiss the LOR as faked.  It must sound pausible to adcomm, as much as it must be the truthful. 

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Re: LOR , too long?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2004, 07:00:08 PM »
Thanks for the input. I am not so worried about what he said, just that it's too long. What he said is supported by my publications, patents, etc etc and my academic and industrial accomplishments so far + he added his estimate of me as  a cowrker in IP law

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Re: LOR , too long?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2004, 07:50:18 PM »
this has been mentioned before, but the example of a "good" letter of recommendation in mauntauk's law school book would be like 10 pages, double-spaced.

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Re: LOR , too long?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2004, 08:00:16 PM »
Thanks Casino. Does any Adcomm have the time to read through a long LOR?

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Re: LOR , too long?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2004, 09:56:19 PM »
everything would suggest that ad comms do read the letters of recommendations.  they probably are even given a more thorough reading, however, for borderline applicants.

what do i know, though?

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