Ah, letters of recommendation: the only part of your law school application you don’t control. Often treated as an afterthought by unwise students, they can make a real difference . . . or tank your application, in the case of the unlucky applicants who receive the rare and dreaded negative recommendation.
This week, Branden & Jelena tackle some of the most common misconceptions about letters of recommendation for law school, and lay out a strategy for obtaining the kind of recommendations that tip the admissions scale in your favor.
Listen and learn . . .
- When to ask for a recommendation
- How to handle a recommender who ghosts you
- What to do if your professor asks you to write your own recommendation
- How to avoid a negative recommendation
- Whether or not to allow your recommenders to send recommendations you haven’t read
- Who to ask if you’ve been out of school a long time and don’t know your professors anymore
- How to build relationships with professors BEFORE you need a recommendation
Links and Further Resource from this Episode:
Harvard Law’s Recommendation Tips: https://bit.ly/3uXcsnD
Former Berkeley Dean on Recommendations: https://bit.ly/3oyfCf1
Yikes, Negative Recommendations are More Common Than We Thought! https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-LB-33365
Former U. of Chicago Dean on Recommendations: http://jim-riley.org/dean.htm
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