All About Letters of Recommendation for Law School

WHY: A letter of recommendation allows someone else to say things that would be completely inappropriate and arrogant for you to say about yourself. “Jennie is a very bright student and an excellent writer,” sounds a lot better than you saying in your personal statement, “I am very bright and an excellent writer.” It allows

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Are You a Savvy Law School Applicant?

There are law school applicants, informed law school applicants, and overly-informed/paranoid law school applicants, but I want you to be a savvy law school applicant. Are you asking the right questions? There are two things every law school applicant should be doing right now and you can read them here on my column on ATL

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Good news about Letters of Rec

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

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LORs Part 2: The Lukewarm Professor

You ask a professor for a Letter of Rec (“LOR”). She hems and haws and sort of turns the responsibility back to you. “You’ll need to give me your resume, final draft of your personal statement, and I’m going to Timbuktu tomorrow so it’ll be about 6 weeks before I can get to it.” she

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