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Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« on: December 28, 2007, 03:42:10 PM »
So far I have three LORs processed, none of them from professors, and I am mulling to get a fourth one from a professor.  I wonder if getting that additional one is worth the extra time.  The LORs I have are from the following people:

1.  State Supreme Court Judge that I interned for
2.  Prosecutor that I interned for (I interned in a foreign country, at the foreign country's prosecutors office)
3.  Partner in a patent law firm that I interned for (multinational firm, interned in a foreign country)

All 3 of the aforementioned wrote a recommendation on my writing and reasoning abilities.  Do you guys think an LOR from academia is necessary?

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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 04:50:16 PM »
Are you out of undergrad already? If so, for how long?

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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 05:34:33 PM »
I graduated from graduate school last year.

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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 09:44:44 AM »
I think it would be better to drop one of the intern letters and get an academic recommendation.
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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 11:12:45 PM »
Yea, drop your least impressive letter and substitute it with one from a professor. 

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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 12:15:09 PM »
I would even say two academic recs would be best.

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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 07:47:43 PM »
Agreed. Schools want to see academic LORS. I say drop the least impressive and add 2 professors. 1) so you have choices, 2) Some schools allow you to submit 4 LORs and it would look nice to have more than one professor, and 3) professors are flakey.
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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 12:35:35 PM »
All of my LORs were from professors. Most schools specifically state they want LORs from people familiar with your academic progress i.e. professors.

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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 11:27:40 PM »
Most schools require at least one (sometimes two) academic refs. And especially since you went to grad school, one would assume that you have several very good professor contacts, or at least your supervisor, from that experience who could write good recs. Law schools might actually be suspicious of the fact that you went to grad school and don't have someone there you can get a rec from.

EDIT: Oh wow, sorry, didn't know this thread had been dead for months. I saw the new post today and assumed it was a recent thread. Sorry to extend this farther.
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Re: Will these LORs from the following people be sufficient?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2008, 10:00:51 PM »
So far I have three LORs processed, none of them from professors, and I am mulling to get a fourth one from a professor.  I wonder if getting that additional one is worth the extra time.  The LORs I have are from the following people:

1.  State Supreme Court Judge that I interned for
2.  Prosecutor that I interned for (I interned in a foreign country, at the foreign country's prosecutors office)
3.  Partner in a patent law firm that I interned for (multinational firm, interned in a foreign country)

All 3 of the aforementioned wrote a recommendation on my writing and reasoning abilities.  Do you guys think an LOR from academia is necessary?


To be honest, I think that is really more than enough.