Letters Of Recommendation Guidance


Hello all,

I was hoping to get some help or information about a potential Letter of Recommendation problem that I'm facing.

I understand that Luxembourg asks for a LOR from a professor from my LLB, but the professor that I've been relying on for my letters thus far stopped responding to my emails as of last year (I graduated in 2016 and studied under them in 2014/2015). I do not know how to get in touch with them now, and am unsure of whether any of my other professors would be willing to help.

I have good relationships with my former and current employers, one of whom is a very well respected and accomplished lawyer, and the other having seen my work as a legal assistant in her commodities trading company. I intend to to use them both as my referees and can get letters from either of them, but I am worried that the fact they are not academic references is going to hurt my application.

Does anybody have any relevant experience in this regard, or any information?

Additionally, does anybody know if I should get these letters from my mentors and include it in my application, or should my referees send them directly to the university?

Thank you for your time,
Thelegalbeagle

Hello all,

I was hoping to get some help or information about a potential Letter of Recommendation problem that I'm facing.

I understand that Luxembourg asks for a LOR from a professor from my LLB, but the professor that I've been relying on for my letters thus far stopped responding to my emails as of last year (I graduated in 2016 and studied under them in 2014/2015). I do not know how to get in touch with them now, and am unsure of whether any of my other professors would be willing to help.

I have good relationships with my former and current employers, one of whom is a very well respected and accomplished lawyer, and the other having seen my work as a legal assistant in her commodities trading company. I intend to to use them both as my referees and can get letters from either of them, but I am worried that the fact they are not academic references is going to hurt my application.

Does anybody have any relevant experience in this regard, or any information?

Additionally, does anybody know if I should get these letters from my mentors and include it in my application, or should my referees send them directly to the university?

Thank you for your time,
Thelegalbeagle
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Hello all,

Just an update. I've found another professor of mine to write a letter on my behalf so the problem is sorted, but really I think this is an issue worth looking at more. So if anybody has any information about my first post, it would be good to have for reference sake.

Thanks

Hello all,

Just an update. I've found another professor of mine to write a letter on my behalf so the problem is sorted, but really I think this is an issue worth looking at more. So if anybody has any information about my first post, it would be good to have for reference sake.

Thanks
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JRMC

Hello all,

Just an update. I've found another professor of mine to write a letter on my behalf so the problem is sorted, but really I think this is an issue worth looking at more. So if anybody has any information about my first post, it would be good to have for reference sake.

Thanks


Hey! As far as I understand, it is important to have at least one academic LoR for almost ever program, so it'd really help if you could get a faculty who really knows you —beyond just having been your professor in a module where you performed well!— to support your application.

Everyone who send a LoR must upload it through a link that is sent to them by you having their names and official e-mail address registered on LSAC. Please remember that gmail or similar e-mail addresses won't do for this purpose: they must upload the LoRs through an institutional mail (e.g. professor@harvard.edu).

Best wishes!

[quote]Hello all,

Just an update. I've found another professor of mine to write a letter on my behalf so the problem is sorted, but really I think this is an issue worth looking at more. So if anybody has any information about my first post, it would be good to have for reference sake.

Thanks [/quote]

Hey! As far as I understand, it is important to have at least one academic LoR for almost ever program, so it'd really help if you could get a faculty who really knows you —beyond just having been your professor in a module where you performed well!— to support your application.

Everyone who send a LoR must upload it through a link that is sent to them by you having their names and official e-mail address registered on LSAC. Please remember that gmail or similar e-mail addresses won't do for this purpose: they must upload the LoRs through an institutional mail (e.g. professor@harvard.edu).

Best wishes!
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Hi,

Thank you so much for getting back to me! I completely agree with what you mean about a professor knowing you!

As for the LSAC thing, is it a part of Luxembourg’s admission procedures? I haven’t yet come across it. Could you maybe send me a link to it or something?

Thank you!

Hi,

Thank you so much for getting back to me! I completely agree with what you mean about a professor knowing you!

As for the LSAC thing, is it a part of Luxembourg’s admission procedures? I haven’t yet come across it. Could you maybe send me a link to it or something?

Thank you!
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JRMC

Hi,

Thank you so much for getting back to me! I completely agree with what you mean about a professor knowing you!

As for the LSAC thing, is it a part of Luxembourg’s admission procedures? I haven’t yet come across it. Could you maybe send me a link to it or something?

Thank you!


I'm sorry, it isn't! I don't know its procedures. Still thinking on my own application to American programs. I'm very sorry if I misled you!

[quote]Hi,

Thank you so much for getting back to me! I completely agree with what you mean about a professor knowing you!

As for the LSAC thing, is it a part of Luxembourg’s admission procedures? I haven’t yet come across it. Could you maybe send me a link to it or something?

Thank you![/quote]

I'm sorry, it isn't! I don't know its procedures. Still thinking on my own application to American programs. I'm very sorry if I misled you!
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I'm sorry, it isn't! I don't know its procedures. Still thinking on my own application to American programs. I'm very sorry if I misled you!


No worries. Thank you for your help all the same.

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I'm sorry, it isn't! I don't know its procedures. Still thinking on my own application to American programs. I'm very sorry if I misled you! [/quote]

No worries. Thank you for your help all the same.
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