46 minutes | May 18, 2021

Our Recommendations for Your Law School Letters of Recommendation

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 33 Common LSAT Flaws: https://amzn.to/3efTuzY TestMax Announces Justice in Action Program to Support 1,000 Future Lawyers: https://testmaxprep.com/blog/justice-in-action Start Your LSATMax Free Trial: https://go.onelink.me/z1Zu/689fb4b4 Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement): https://go.onelink.me/iOM8/68e2c335 Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now: https://go.onelink.me/3011142272/d02ba2de
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