LOR Formatting Question

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
RaleighStClair
Posts: 482
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 12:10 am

LOR Formatting Question

Postby RaleighStClair » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:54 pm

This may be obvious, but I just wanted to hear others' views on the topic. My recommendation writer is wondering about how to (if at all) address the letter towards a particular law school. Since it's a letter that I will be sending to all of the schools I'm applying to, there shouldn't be any mention of a particular school right? For example, on typical business letters you put the address of the recipient at the top.
Or would it be better to make multiple versions of the same letter with each school's information on different ones?
Any additional LOR advice, or links to other LOR threads, would be much appreciated. Thanks!

WestOfTheRest
Posts: 1412
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:10 pm

Re: LOR Formatting Question

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:56 pm

Address the letter to "To Whom it May Concern" or "Admissions Office" or "Admissions Officer" or "Admissions Committee". It really doesn't matter.

User avatar
RaleighStClair
Posts: 482
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 12:10 am

Re: LOR Formatting Question

Postby RaleighStClair » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:59 pm

So the only things before the content of the letter begins should be the date, and a "Dear Sir or Madam" or "To whom it may concern"?

albanach
Posts: 1011
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: LOR Formatting Question

Postby albanach » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:02 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:So the only things before the content of the letter begins should be the date, and a "Dear Sir or Madam" or "To whom it may concern"?


Assuming it's on headed paper with the writer's details then yes, that's correct.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 2 guests