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Recommendation from sister?

Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2008, 07:09:19 PM »
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2008, 07:28:08 PM »
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2008, 03:26:52 PM »
anybody?

Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2008, 11:31:18 AM »
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2008, 10:42:11 PM »
nobody?

Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2008, 09:37:18 AM »
Despite the fact that your sister is an attorney and probably does know you best, she is probably not the best person for you to ask for a letter of recommendation.  The Law School review such a letter would probably find it not to be objective or impartial and would look on it negatively as a result.  I would suggest trying to get a letter from a current or former employer or professor and if all else fails, maybe your sister has a colleague or another attorney friend who knows you well that you could use.  Good luck!

Alisa Greenstein | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant | www.VeritasPrep.com/law

Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2010, 10:20:27 PM »
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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2010, 02:15:05 AM »
What's the point of bumping this?

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Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2010, 09:42:36 AM »
It seems easy to understand, you get 4 checkit 4 LOR's let your sis be one, just get the other 3 from nonrelatives, she isnt a proctor so its not taboo. You just dont want ALL family is all. Ask one of her lawyer friends to help write you one too.

Re: Recommendation from sister?
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2010, 01:26:03 PM »
When I suggested to my father if he could write a letter of recommendation for me he said, "that is the stupidest thing you ever said," he then went on a long speech about how it was stupid. My uncle is a well respected attorney and went to a top 5 school, but he cannot and will not write a letter for me. The reason being is, you need someone outside of the family pool to write you a letter, one usually comes from an academic setting from a professor who was able to get a feel of you, and another from either a mentor (not apart of the family) or another person in the academic field.