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Letters of Recommendation

Law schools require letters of recommendation.  They offer insight about your academic and intellectual abilities, as well as your potential to succeed in law school. All law schools require two letters of recommendation but will generally accept up to four letters. Letters from a faculty member are preferred, particularly if you intend to go to law school immediately or if you graduated recently. External letters of recommendation are also acceptable, coming from an employer, internship supervisor, or other professional contact. Because these letters are so important, choose your recommenders wisely. Consult with the Pre-Law advisor about your selections if you wish.