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out of school for a significant amount of time?
« on: September 22, 2004, 02:35:56 AM »
When a law school says that they prefer LOR from  professors, but only if one has been out of school for a significant amount of time, they will accept one or even up to two from employers, how much time are they refering to?

I graudated in May '02, and have worked for like 2 years. Can this be a sort of significant amount of time? If not, but I still replace 1 of the 2 required LOR with one from an employer, what would they think?

I have one professor and one person from my work who can write a great recommendation for me. If having only 1 LOR from professor will be suspicious, I have to ask a professor who either does not remember me at all, or who remembers me but might say something negative.   

Please, help me.

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Re: out of school for a significant amount of time?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2004, 02:38:10 AM »
with only two years out I think you need to get at least one from a prof, it would help you.

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2004, 08:54:51 AM »
If you have one from a prof, and one from an employer, taht's fine.  Although you should look into whether you need a third (many schools require/suggest 3).

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2004, 02:55:36 PM »
I've been out for 5 years.  1 from prof, 1 from employer, 1 from prof that never taught me, but led an EC in which I participated a great deal.

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2004, 11:19:33 AM »
I think my situation qualified as a significant amount of time - 18 years. No profs. Complicate that with having not 'worked' in those 18 years... :o

Go get at least 1 professor to do a LOR. I believe you qualify as a 'recent graduate.'

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2004, 05:02:23 PM »

I graudated in May '02, and have worked for like 2 years. Can this be a sort of significant amount of time? If not, but I still replace 1 of the 2 required LOR with one from an employer, what would they think?


I am in a similar situation; I graduated in '03 and have worked for more than a year.  My question is a bit more specific--I have pretty stellar professional recs, and would like to at least be able to tap into those to some degree, but I am afraid of looking like a suck up to some schools.  So...better idea: 2 profs and 1 professional, or vice versa?

Any help would be wonderful! 

You're a pretty recent graduate, so i think that you should go with 2 profs and 1 professional. I've been out of school for 12 years but recently finished my MBA, and i'm going with 2 profs and 1 professional. Just make sure that the professional one will be awesome. In fact i'm writing the professional rec myself and having an employer sign it for me (he agreed to this).

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Re: out of school for a significant amount of time?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2004, 06:07:53 PM »

I graudated in May '02, and have worked for like 2 years. Can this be a sort of significant amount of time? If not, but I still replace 1 of the 2 required LOR with one from an employer, what would they think?


2 profs and 1 professional is the better way to go. 

I am in a similar situation; I graduated in '03 and have worked for more than a year.  My question is a bit more specific--I have pretty stellar professional recs, and would like to at least be able to tap into those to some degree, but I am afraid of looking like a suck up to some schools.  So...better idea: 2 profs and 1 professional, or vice versa?

Any help would be wonderful! 

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Re: out of school for a significant amount of time?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2004, 06:16:07 PM »
I've been out since June 03 and I'm going with one professor, my supervisor for my internship (for credit) and an employer.

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When a law school says that they prefer LOR from  professors, but only if one has been out of school for a significant amount of time, they will accept one or even up to two from employers, how much time are they refering to?

I graudated in May '02, and have worked for like 2 years. Can this be a sort of significant amount of time? If not, but I still replace 1 of the 2 required LOR with one from an employer, what would they think?

I have one professor and one person from my work who can write a great recommendation for me. If having only 1 LOR from professor will be suspicious, I have to ask a professor who either does not remember me at all, or who remembers me but might say something negative.   

Please, help me.