How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
vtoodler
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:19 pm

How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby vtoodler » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:28 pm

I hear that most law schools require 2 letters? Is that true? Are there some that require more or less? And are there some that don't require any?

User avatar
ArchRoark
Posts: 1000
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:53 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:33 pm

UT doesn't require any but they STRONGLY recommend them. When I get home Ill post a link that I have bookmarked that shows the exact admissions requirements for the entire T1/T2.

Most seem to be 1-2

User avatar
ArchRoark
Posts: 1000
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:53 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:31 pm

--LinkRemoved--

User avatar
jennylynn
Posts: 272
Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:38 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby jennylynn » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:21 pm

1-3, depending on the school. I know I had to submit 3 at some point.

User avatar
camstant
Posts: 193
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:59 am

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby camstant » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:38 pm

Just plan on sending 3

User avatar
Maury Levy
Posts: 66
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:59 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby Maury Levy » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:11 pm

Most say two, but it's probably a good idea to peruse the admissions section of the website of ANY school you plan on apply to.

User avatar
im_blue
Posts: 3276
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 am

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby im_blue » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:10 pm

Any law school worth attending will require 0-2 LORs.

hsprophet
Posts: 161
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:42 am

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby hsprophet » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:46 am

None of the schools I applied to needed 3. Most required 2. One didn't require any and actually said not to send any unless you were individually asked after submitting the app.

vtoodler
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:19 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby vtoodler » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:21 pm

hsprophet wrote:None of the schools I applied to needed 3. Most required 2. One didn't require any and actually said not to send any unless you were individually asked after submitting the app.


Which law school did not request any?

Aggiegrad2011
Posts: 1514
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:49 pm

People's College of Law? LOL.

Anyway, I think 2 is the safest bet. No school that I applied to (Blanket almost all of T14 and a handful of Rank 20-30) "recommended" more than 2, and most said in fact that 3 LoR would likely slow your admissions process down rather than assist them.

User avatar
im_blue
Posts: 3276
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 am

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby im_blue » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:20 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:No school that I applied to (Blanket almost all of T14 and a handful of Rank 20-30) "recommended" more than 2, and most said in fact that 3 LoR would likely slow your admissions process down rather than assist them.

Do you remember which schools specifically advised against submitting 3 or more LORs?

terpie
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby terpie » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:18 pm

I've hit a small road bump getting a 2nd LOR from a UG faculty member, will it be a problem if I have 1 academic LOR and 1 work LOR? Assuming I'll be applying to T14 and some safeties.

User avatar
artichoke
Posts: 760
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby artichoke » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:30 pm

terpie wrote:I've hit a small road bump getting a 2nd LOR from a UG faculty member, will it be a problem if I have 1 academic LOR and 1 work LOR? Assuming I'll be applying to T14 and some safeties.


The only law school I've found that actually REQUIRES two FACULTY letters of rec is cornell, other than that I think you will be alright with one non-faculty LOR.

User avatar
im_blue
Posts: 3276
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 am

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby im_blue » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:28 pm

terpie wrote:I've hit a small road bump getting a 2nd LOR from a UG faculty member, will it be a problem if I have 1 academic LOR and 1 work LOR? Assuming I'll be applying to T14 and some safeties.

Unless you've been working for several years, Cornell requires 2 academic LORs and Duke recommends 2 academic LORs, so you should be fine for most of the T14.

Wannabelawyer101
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:11 am

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:59 pm

vtoodler wrote:
hsprophet wrote:None of the schools I applied to needed 3. Most required 2. One didn't require any and actually said not to send any unless you were individually asked after submitting the app.


Which law school did not request any?


Doesn't Northwestern no longer require recs?

thegor1987
Posts: 323
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:00 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby thegor1987 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:00 pm

Wannabelawyer101 wrote:
vtoodler wrote:
hsprophet wrote:None of the schools I applied to needed 3. Most required 2. One didn't require any and actually said not to send any unless you were individually asked after submitting the app.


Which law school did not request any?


Doesn't Northwestern no longer require recs?


TLS profile of Northwestern says they require one as of this time

User avatar
ArchRoark
Posts: 1000
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:53 pm

Re: How many letters of recommendatins do most law schools requi

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:32 am

thegor1987 wrote:
Wannabelawyer101 wrote:
vtoodler wrote:
hsprophet wrote:None of the schools I applied to needed 3. Most required 2. One didn't require any and actually said not to send any unless you were individually asked after submitting the app.


Which law school did not request any?


Doesn't Northwestern no longer require recs?


TLS profile of Northwestern says they require one as of this time


IIRC you can send in their new evaluation form in lieu of a letter of rec (the Northwestern one, not the LSAC one).




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Applesauce11, Bing [Bot], chargers21, Google [Bot] and 8 guests