I tell my clients that the first thing they should be thinking about right now is letters of recommendation. It takes time to consider the right person, ask them, supply them with the appropriate information and materials, and then you have to wait until that (very busy) person gets around to writing your law school LOR, and then you have to wait even longer for LSDAS to process it.
So, in the spirit of helping with this process, here are 3 of my previous posts that will help you through choosing someone to write your letter of recommendation:
1. A common problem for non-traditional law school applicants is finding the right person to write a letter of rec when you’ve been out of school for more than a few years and you also don’t want your current boss to know you’re thinking about leaving for law school. Here’s a post with LOR tips for non-traditional law school applicants.
2. A lot of undergrads (especially those at large public universities) really don’t have close relationships with their professors. Here’s some advice about what to do when you get a lukewarm reception from a professor whom you’ve asked to write you an LOR.
3. This week alone I’ve had 3 clients tell me they were considering asking family friends to write LORs. I don’t care if the person is your dad’s best friend and the mayor, or if the person was a dean at a nearby college, the answer remains the same. It’s just not what law schools are looking for in evaluating your potential as a law student and a lawyer. Here is a post about the Family Friend Letter of Rec.
I hope this is helpful. Have a fantastic weekend!