Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Reference letters

Recommended Posts

I've been out of university for a while (more than 4 years) and was wondering if professional/employment  letters of reference are acceptable.


On the website, I see nothing that indicates a preference for academic letters of reference.

Edited by Wildbore

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You should assume there is a preference for academic letters of reference, even if the website does not state this.  My suggestion would be two academic and one professional or, at the very least, one academic and two professional.  Do not feel bad asking a professor for a letter even if you haven't had contact for a very long time.  It is very common.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Recent Posts

    • 3.32 gpa, 3.6~ l2, 163 lsat
    • Although they are written about the UK legal system, they are applicable to Canadian Common law too. If you are interested in learning more about the law in general, or studying law, these are very informative.  Letters to a Law Student (2nd ed.) by Nicholas J. McBride What About Law: Studying Law at University (2nd ed.) by Catherine Barnard, Graham Virgo and Janet O'Sullivan The Law Machine by Marcel Berlins and Clare Dyer Law: A Very Short Introduction by Raymond Wacks International Law: A Very Short Introduction by Vaughan Lowe Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction by Elizabeth Fisher Critical Thinking: the basics by Stuart Hanscomb   Make me an offer  I'm in Victoria.
    • I have 6 LSAT prep books that are in like-new condition. No marks inside! 2019 Logical Reasoning Bible and Workbook 2019 Reading Comprehension Bible and 2018 Workbook 2019 Logical Analysis Bible and Workbook Make me an offer. Paid $300 new. 
    • Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I actually wrote the MCAT this January and got a 524 (132 C/P, 131 CARS, 130 B/B, 131 P/S). However, I only wrote it because all my friends wrote it and I guess I didn't want to feel left out (sad I know). I started realizing fairly early on (probably in fall of second year) that medicine may not be for me. The more I researched the profession of medicine, the more I felt that I wasn't suited to be a doctor since I just couldn't see myself being able to handle the responsibility of having a patient's life in my hands. This hesitancy is also probably a large contributor as to why I never pursued ECs with as much passion as my premed peers. On the other hand, the more I research the profession of law, the more passionate I become about pursuing law school. In fact I currently find studying for the LSAT to be much more enjoyable and rewarding compared to studying for the MCAT, which was basically just me doing half an hour of Anki flashcards at breakfast every morning. I realize that many may think me a fool to waste a 524 MCAT, but I really do think that I will enjoy being a lawyer more than being a doctor. Thank you so much to everyone for giving me the reassurance I needed to pursue this dream. I'm gonna grind through those 95 PTs on 7Sage and hopefully break into the 170s before walking into that exam room!
    • Where are you located? I'm in Victoria and I'm selling 6 Powerscore LSAT prep books that are in like-new condition. I also have some books about studying law in the UK.

  • Create New...