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How do I add a recommender?

The first step is to create a form to send to your recommender. Your recommender then mails or electronically submits the LSAC LOR form and letter of recommendation directly to LSAC.

  • Select "Add/Edit My Recommenders", then select "Add New Recommender".
  • Choose "Recommender" as the designation and fill in the fields to create a form that you will provide to the recommender. Use the [?] Help icons to assist you in completing the form.
  • When you have completed the form, click "Submit". On the next screen, you have the option to either print the form and give it to your recommender or send the form by e-mail.
    • Click on E-mail next to the recommender's name. You will see "Access Rights Waiver." Click on "Continue", carefully review the contact information, then click on "Send E-mail". You may resend the e-mail, if necessary, from the Letters of Recommendation section of your account.
    • OR, click "Print LOR Form" next to the recommender’s name. Give the form to your recommender. You may reprint the form, if necessary, from the Letters of Recommendation section of your LSAC.org account.

How do I send letters of recommendation to my law schools?

You must assign each letter of recommendation to a specific school. Assigned letters will be sent to your schools with your law school reports. Unassigned letters will not be sent at all.

  • Choose "Add School/Term" under My LOR Assignments and add the school(s) and terms to your school list.
  • Choose "Add Term" next to the school’s name to select the Term/Program.
  • Choose "Assign", then select the L number(s) you wish to have included with law school reports to those schools.

How do I change the assignment of a letter of recommendation?

You may make a change if the letter has not been sent.

  • Choose "Assign", then indicate a different L number.

Can I use a letter of recommendation for an admission year other than the one it was written for?

If you intend to reuse a letter of recommendation for an admission year other than the one for which it was written, or for a different law degree program, it is a good idea to contact the recommender as a courtesy to make sure that the person does not mind this reuse. Some recommenders may wish to write an updated letter when you apply in a subsequent reporting year or to a different type of program. A recommender may decide to rescind a letter after becoming aware that it has been repurposed, if permission to reuse the letter has not been requested and granted.

How do I delete a recommender whom I do not want to use?

You may delete a recommender up until the time you print the LOR form or send the letter of recommendation request.

  • Choose "Add/Edit My Recommenders".
  • Choose "Delete" next to the name of the recommender.

How do I keep a recommender that I can’t delete from being displayed on my list?

You may hide a recommender from view if no letters from that person have been assigned or sent to a law school(s).

  • Choose "Add/Edit My Recommenders".
    • Check the "Hide" box next to the recommender’s name.
    • Mouse over "Hide" for instructions if the box is grayed out.
    • Check "Show" to reverse the action if you decide to use that recommender in the future.

How do I hide or delete a recommender?

Hide: You can hide a person from view on your letters of recommendation page if you are not planning to use any letters from this person. (The person will still be listed on this page.) You can do this if letters of recommendation from this person are not assigned and have not been sent to schools.

Delete: You can delete a person up until the time you print the letter of recommendation form or send the letter of recommendation request.