January 17, 2018

Part 7 – Law School Letters Of Reference

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Letters Of Reference

Letters of reference are now required at almost all schools in almost all application categories. Most of you will need both “academic references” and “non-academic references”.

Principle 7 – Your referees must be committed to writing you a strong letter of reference. The question so ask a potential referee is:

“Do you feel that you could and would you be willing to write me a strong reference for law school?”

Only if you get a strong “YES”, should you proceed with that person.

Principle 8 – Your referee will need help. Schedule an appointment. Bring the person a copy of everything in your file including an updated resume. In other words, do your best to help the person help you.

Here is an extensive discussion on how to manage law school letters of reference.


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