Good news about Letters of Rec

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In the past, it was incredibly frustrating for law school applicants to attempt to customize which schools received which LORs. Last week, the LSAC announced a new policy in this regard:

Announcing Upcoming Change in LSAC Letter of Recommendation Procedures

Beginning April 25, 2009, all letters of recommendation must be assigned to each law school to which you want them sent. Please check the LOR area of your LSAC online account to make sure all of your letters are assigned. Unassigned letters might delay the production of your law school report. Unassigned letters will not be sent to the schools to which you apply. To avoid delays with your law school reports, please assign all of your letters as soon as possible.

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  1. Hi Ann! Hope you are having a great weekend.

    I have a question about LORs. Now that I have my LSAT score, I have been working this weekend to finalize my list of schools where I want to apply. For one of the schools I am looking into, the guidance for LORS is as follows: “None are required but we recommend three.”

    Three?! I have two letters, from two professors who knew me very well in college. I graduated in 2008, so while there is probably one other professor I could think of to ask, I haven’t spoken to that person in a few years. As for employers… given the economic situation right now, I have kind of been trying to keep my law school plans quiet at work. So while I know I would get glowing letters from my employers, I don’t really feel comfortable asking them. Other than that, the only other option I could think of would be to ask a family friend, which I know is a no-no.

    So my question is… should I just submit two and cross my fingers? I certainly don’t want to look like I don’t know how to follow directions.

    Please let me know what you think! Thank you so much for all of your help and for having this wonderful blog.

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