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Letters of Recommendation
I am a current undergraduate who will be applying to law school in the fall. I have my eyes on the T14, and ideally, the T6.
I know law schools typically require at minimum 2-3 letters of recommendation, and if you are a recent graduate or current undergraduate, they want at least two *academic* letters of recommendation.
I attend a top university, that is notoriously competitive and typically has class sizes of well over 200-300 students, and consequently it's difficult to get in contact with professors. Usually, we have graduate student instructors (PhD students) instruct our class in smaller divisions - and they are the ones who hold office hours.
I am wondering if it is acceptable to have a PhD student - who is much more familiar with me, my capabilities, and contributions as a student - to write my letter, or have someone I interned under write an 'academic' LOR for me.