Some guidance, please! LORs


Hi.

I was wondering how you guys manage to get so many LORs from your law professors. I'm really desperate, because many of the schools require 2 or 3 LORs from a law professor. Some schools accept 1 letter from your employer (which is good, because that was the only one I could get; and fortunately it was a very good one); but you need at least ONE from a law professor.
The thing is that I do not know a law professor that much to ask him to write me one in English - I'm Brazilian; which makes ir harder to write in another language.
I'm still in law school (which would make it easier for me to get the LORs), but there are around 60 students in each class, which makes it is harder for the professors to even know our names. So, how am I going to ask a law professor that barely even knows my name to write me a LOR???
How do you manage to know so many professors so well to ask them that?? Or you just ask them to write it anyway??

Thank you for your help!! I'm really desperate!!

Best wishes!

Hi.

I was wondering how you guys manage to get so many LORs from your law professors. I'm really desperate, because many of the schools require 2 or 3 LORs from a law professor. Some schools accept 1 letter from your employer (which is good, because that was the only one I could get; and fortunately it was a very good one); but you need at least ONE from a law professor.
The thing is that I do not know a law professor that much to ask him to write me one in English - I'm Brazilian; which makes ir harder to write in another language.
I'm still in law school (which would make it easier for me to get the LORs), but there are around 60 students in each class, which makes it is harder for the professors to even know our names. So, how am I going to ask a law professor that barely even knows my name to write me a LOR???
How do you manage to know so many professors so well to ask them that?? Or you just ask them to write it anyway??

Thank you for your help!! I'm really desperate!!

Best wishes!
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Daverod

You don't have to know the professor and treat him/her as a friend in order to get a LOR. Look for those professors who gave you the best grades. I am sure that if you approach them respectfully they won't reject you. In my case I only looked for one law professor and I asked him to give me 4 LOR (I only applied to 4 universities). I combined those letters with the ones provided by my employers (I used letters from 3 different employers). I was admitted in all 4 options.

A couple of advices: If you have to decide between a bad letter from a very recognized professor and a very good letter from a not so famous one, do not hesitate to choose the last option.

Look for recommenders (employer or professor) that studied in the university you're planning to apply. If you don't know any, try to look for someone who has done an LLM, JD or SJD.

Best of lucks!

You don't have to know the professor and treat him/her as a friend in order to get a LOR. Look for those professors who gave you the best grades. I am sure that if you approach them respectfully they won't reject you. In my case I only looked for one law professor and I asked him to give me 4 LOR (I only applied to 4 universities). I combined those letters with the ones provided by my employers (I used letters from 3 different employers). I was admitted in all 4 options.

A couple of advices: If you have to decide between a bad letter from a very recognized professor and a very good letter from a not so famous one, do not hesitate to choose the last option.

Look for recommenders (employer or professor) that studied in the university you're planning to apply. If you don't know any, try to look for someone who has done an LLM, JD or SJD.

Best of lucks!

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edge_50

In terms of submitting letters in a foreign language, most Schools state that you can submit letters in, for example, Portuguese accompanied by a certified translation into English.
In terms of asking a law professor who doesn't know you that well-I would use the remaining months / weeks of your course to get to know a professor and then ask him/her to write a LOR for you. If that is not an option I would speak to the tutor who knows you best, show him a copy of your grades and ask him to use that as a basis for the LOR.
Vc tem que 'dar um jeito' como se falaria no Brasil!

In terms of submitting letters in a foreign language, most Schools state that you can submit letters in, for example, Portuguese accompanied by a certified translation into English.
In terms of asking a law professor who doesn't know you that well-I would use the remaining months / weeks of your course to get to know a professor and then ask him/her to write a LOR for you. If that is not an option I would speak to the tutor who knows you best, show him a copy of your grades and ask him to use that as a basis for the LOR.
Vc tem que 'dar um jeito' como se falaria no Brasil!
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