Recommendation letters, in addition to your personal statement and resume, are a vital part of the qualitative portion of your law school application. You may have aced the LSAT, scored great grades, and written killer essays, but recommendation letters are required for a reason. Your recommendations give schools a sense of whether you have displayed the skills and qualities needed to thrive in law school and be a great lawyer, from the ability to write and speak well to analytical and critical thinking skills to emotional maturity and good character.
It might seem like your recommendations are a portion of your application that is out of your control, in your recommenders’ hands rather than your own. And while this is true to some extent, there are several things you can—and should—do to ensure you get the strongest possible letters. [Read more…] about How to Get Strong Law School Recommendations