Should LORs Mention Your Qualities as Valuable to Being a Student AND a Lawyer?

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Should LORs Mention Your Qualities as Valuable to Being a Student AND a Lawyer?

Postby TLou21 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:49 am

Hello everyone!

I just received a LOR from one of my professors and I think it is stunning as she has mentioned a lot of great details and emphasized my academic skills while mentioning how they will be valuable in law school. However, she also mentions twice that those skills will be also valuable to being a lawyer.

For some reason, this statement raised a flag for me; not because I don't find the statement good, but I simply wonder what the admissions will think when reviewing my application. What if s**t goes down and I don't become a lawyer after graduation? I don't know if I should tell my professor to remove the comment that my skills will be valuable to being a lawyer because any recommendation I have read about LORs pretty much states the person writing it should emphasize our academic abilities.

Here is the excerpt:

X is an exemplary student. His superb research and critical analysis skills were demonstrated regularly in papers, exams and class discussions, all performed with Spanish native language ability. X is also a gifted leader who regularly included his extremely wide breadth of personal and academic experiences into discussions in the classroom and in the community with immigrants. His contribution profoundly affected other students and greatly deepened their understanding of immigration issues. X is adept at understanding and connecting the academic material with the reality of immigrants’ lives. This is a skill that is of utmost importance as a lawyer.

X also demonstrated great maturity, strong work ethic and skill in his community engagement work concerning labor issues with immigrants. He adapted to new, and at times, challenging circumstances with great ease. In his evaluation, his supervisor stated that X's quick ability to learn, the experience he brought to the position and his leadership abilities made him a great asset to their organization and stated that he would eagerly hire X if that were a possibility. These are skills that will make X an outstanding lawyer.

I would definitely appreciate your help on this! Thank you in advance!

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Re: Should LORs Mention Your Qualities as Valuable to Being a Student AND a Lawyer?

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 am

Relax. That’s not a red flag at all. That’s a perfectly good LOR.

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Re: Should LORs Mention Your Qualities as Valuable to Being a Student AND a Lawyer?

Postby Rigo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:24 am

Chill out. This letter is good.

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Re: Should LORs Mention Your Qualities as Valuable to Being a Student AND a Lawyer?

Postby TLou21 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:41 am

Rigo wrote:Chill out. This letter is good.



Thank you all! I thought it was going to be alright but I just wanted to double check. I will go take my chill pill now.



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