letter of recommendation for law school sample-3 samples


Today I’m going to share a Letter of recommendation law school sample

These samples will enable you to learn how to write the best law school recommendation letter that guarantees admission to the applicant.

Why law school letter of recommendation is important?

In their Guide to Writing Letters of Recommendation for Law School, Boston university stated that

Letters of recommendation do three things: I) provide facts about the applicant 2) render a judgment as
to the applicant’s ability and 3) make the applicant come alive, stand out against other applicants so that
he or she will be remembered in the decision process.

On that guide, Richard Badger, the former Dean of students at the University of Chicago (The law School) stated that ‘Each year we read between 8,000 and 10,000 recommendation letters in conjunction with the applications submitted to Chicago’

He further said that

Unlike a number of other law schools, Chicago puts considerable weight on recommendation letters and we find that helpful letters and the evaluative interviews which we conduct often provide the best guidance in making the final decisions among a group of applicants who appear to be equally promising on the basis of other information.

How do you make your law school recommendation letter stand out?

To write the law school recommendation letter that stands out and make the applicant admitted you must

  1. Make sure you know the applicant and his educational background
  2. Demonstrates the strength (skills) of the applicant as far as the law studies are concerned.
  3. show your support

The center of pre-law advising at The University of Wisconsin states that;

As someone providing a letter of recommendation, it would be most useful for you to identify academic and other characteristics that you have observed in the applicant that indicate the capacity to succeed in law school. Specifically, the Law School Admissions Council requests that you address several of “the applicant’s… qualities of mind and character, dedication, responsibility, and readiness for the rigors of advanced academic study.”

You may read their guide on how to write a good law school recommendation letter here

To cement on that I will reproduce the words of Richard Badger, who says;

I read each recommendation with three questions in mind: 1) How well does the writer know the
applicant and the applicant’s academic record? 2) What does the writer have to say about the applicant’s
abilities and characteristics which are important for success in law school and the profession? 3) In the
final analysis, how enthusiastic is the writer’s support for the candidate’s admission to this particular law
school?

Richard Badger demonstrates that writing law school letters of recommendation is a big responsibility.

That’s why here I’m sharing with you 3 samples of Letters of recommendation to help you handle such big responsibility easily. (sample 3 is my favorite)

Letter of recommendation for law school sample

Sample 1: letter of recommendation for law school from professor

John Michael
123 Main Street
Atown, CA 11111
222-333-444
mjohn@lawcollege.edu

November 01, 2021

Admissions Committee,
Any Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dear Admissions Committee,

It is with great enthusiasm that I humbly submit this letter to recommend to you Michael Jonathans as he applies for admission to your law school this year.

I’m a professor at Law university and I have been teaching Michael Jonathans several law subjects including Legal research, criminal law, and Administrative law during his undergraduate law studies for four years.

I have also worked very closely with Michael Jonathans, as his supervisor while he worked on his destination.

Michael Jonathans possess qualifications and qualities which I believe will make him a successful student of the law in your law school. This includes but is not limited to

  1. Good Performace in my teaching subjects- Legal research, criminal law, and Administrative law in which he scores A and overall performance of 4.1 GPA.
  2. Greate leadership skills as he demonstrated during his time in the university undergraduate student council.
  3.  During class discussions and presentations, Michael Jonathans showed highly developed communication skills (verbal and writing). In all presentations, Michale was very articulate and persuasive, he always provided reasoned conclusions.
  4. During his Dissertation, Michael demonstrated impressive research and analytical skills. He was always motivated, diligent, organized, and responsible to work on his research and meet deadlines.

In conclusion, Michael is an outstanding young man with unquestionable integrity.

Michale left Law College as a top-performer student, well-respected individual, and a good leader.

I recommend him without hesitancy for a position in your incoming class of law students.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information.

Sincerely,

 

John Michael
Professor, Law Collage

Sample 2: letter of recommendation for law school from Attorney

Angel Daniel
123 Main Street
Atown, CA 11111
222-333-444
angel.daniel@azattorneys.com

November 01, 2021

Admissions Committee,
Any Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dear Admissions Committee,

I humbly write this letter to recommend you, Rachel Rawson,  in support of her application for admission to the class of 2022 at your college.

I’m a senior associate and intern supervisor at A to Z attorneys.

I have worked very closely with Rachel Rawson, both as her teammate and supervisor during her law internship last summer.

Rachel was an asset to our office. During her time, she was always humble and ready to abide by all professional and in-house standards and ethics.

In addition to that Rachel Rawson possess qualifications and qualities which I believe will make him a successful student of the law in your law school. This includes but is not limited to

  1. In all assigned tasks, Rachel showed her ability to conduct legal research Quickly and accurately.
  2. In all meetings that she participated in, Rachel demonstrated highly developed presentation skills, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

In conclusion, Rachel is an outstanding young woman with unquestionable integrity.

With her ability to communicate well with staff, critical thinking, and self-disciplined  Rachel Rawson left our Law firm as a top-performer intern and our plan is to employ her after law school.

In conclusion, Jane is an outstanding young woman with unquestionable integrity, and I recommend her without hesitancy for a position in your incoming class of law students.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information.

Sincerely,

Angel Daniel
Senior associate, A to Z attorney.

Sample 1: letter of recommendation for law school from employer

David Newton
123 Main Street
Atown, CA 11111
222-333-444
dn@anyparalegalcenter.com

November 01, 2021

Admissions Committee,
Any Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dear Admissions Committee,

I am excited to write this letter of recommendation for Jane Nasson as she applies to law school at your esteemed college.

I’m a legal Director and paralegal supervisor at any paralegal center.

I have had close contact with Alisa as a paralegal supervisor in three years of her employment and I am privileged to be able to call her my team-mate.

Jane is the hardworking Junior paralegal student I’ve ever worked with, and possibly the most intelligent that I’ve encountered in my 10 years here at our organization.

Jane is a phenomenally gifted communicator and writer. In the first year of her employment, she was able to write a very good article on the challenges of the American legal system. Her article attracted our attention and was published on our website which received massive positive reviews and was termed to be the best article that reveals the true challenges of the American legal system.

Jane is also a well-respected individual in our organization by her ability to abide by all professional and organizational ethics.

What separates Jane from other paralegals in our organization is her maturity. She is trustworthy and always speaks with confidence and conviction. This is primarily why she could archive to be ‘the best employee of the year’ during the first year of her service.

I recommend her without skepticism for a position in your incoming class of law students.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information about Jane.

Sincerely,

David Newton
Legal director, Any paralegal center

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Editor-in-chief and founder of sherianajamii.com. Holder of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Mzumbe University and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law school of Tanzania. Lawyer by profession and blogger by passion.

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