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More than 40,000 individuals will apply to law school this fall. Some of them no doubt work in your law office, and may be asking you to write a letter of recommendation to add to their application materials. You may be surprised to learn that these letters do get read. In fact, a strong letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant's strengths and level of exposure to the realities of day-to-day legal practice can make a big impact. These letters often tip the scales when an admissions committee is uncertain whether to admit a candidate with a perceived weakness in her application.


Published with permission of The Recorder.