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mason123

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Recommendation from sister?
« on: October 09, 2007, 05:00:00 PM »
I know that recommendations from family members are frowned upon. My sister went to Fordham University undergraduate, and is currently an attorney. Fordham University is my dream law school, and it would be great in my opinion for her to send a targeted letter of recommendation to this school. I wouldn't use her as a recommendation for any other law school.

I've argued with her about anything and everything, and she knows me best.

It isn't like a recommendation from a mother or father, and of course we all must seek out recommendations from people that know us best. I'm sure she won't just blow smoke up my ass - she isn't that type of person.

Let me know what you folks think - try not to roast me though, just an idea - probably a bad one.

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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 05:22:05 PM »
I think it will be looked upon poorly.
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 05:01:15 AM »
Did she go to Fordham Law?  No? Then, bad idea.
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 11:59:17 PM »
Yeah, have your mom and dad write one, too.
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 12:05:55 AM »
Have your grandma write one about how clean your poo smelled when she changed your diapers.

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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 12:09:13 AM »
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Did she go to Fordham Law?  No? Then, bad idea.

Would her going to Fordham law make this horrible idea any better? I don't think so.

Thanks for the bashing, I guess I sort of needed it.

True, bad idea.

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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 12:37:28 AM »
Have your dog, Ruff, write one, too. It'd be unique. Imagine having the only recommendation written by a dog. You'd get into any law school.
GPA: 3.98 (4.05 LSAC)
LSAT: 174, June 2007
Top Choices: Yale, Harvard
Second-Range: Columbia, NYU
Third-Range: UCLA, Duke
Demographics: Asian Female
Undergrad: Prestigious Ivy League University

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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 01:40:48 AM »
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Did she go to Fordham Law?  No? Then, bad idea.

Would her going to Fordham law make this horrible idea any better? I don't think so.

Thanks for the bashing, I guess I sort of needed it.

True, bad idea.

It would make it a little better.  In another thread someone is asking if they can list friends they know under "close relatives who have gone to X law school"--be glad you aren't that person. 
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 04:05:53 PM »
Let's get this thread going. We can keep adding people. Have the clown that performed at your Birthday Party when you were 6 write one too.

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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 05:32:26 PM »
Yea, I have seen a few of your postings on this board, and I also willing to write you a letter.