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Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required for application to the J.D. Program. Provide the LSAC Recommendation form to faculty members or employers who have had an opportunity to evaluate you carefully and individually over a sufficient period of time to make a reasonable evaluation. 

Recommendations should come from those who have had an opportunity to evaluate you carefully and individually over a sufficient period of time. We strongly recommend that at least one letter of recommendation come from an academic source. However, letters from employers or others who have worked closely with you can be very helpful, particularly if you have been out of school for many years.

Our experience is that two thoughtfully selected recommenders are likely to be more effective than several chosen less carefully. Your application will be treated as complete with two letters of recommendation. Use of the recommendation form is encouraged but not required.

Letters of Recommendation must be submitted through the: LSAC's Credential Assembly Service letter of recommendation service.

Last modified: August 28, 2012

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