Brooklyn Law School requires that at least two (2) faculty letters of recommendation be submitted as part of the application. If you have graduated and been out of school for several years or more, you can request a recommendation from an employer or other individual who knows your intellectual abilities. Please bear in mind, however, that we are primarily interested in a recommender's judgment about your potential for academic success in law school. In such cases, the Law School expects candidates to recognize how valuable such references are to the Admissions Committee in its assessment of the intellectual contribution a candidate will make in the classroom. You should, therefore, urge non-faculty writers to focus on your intellectual ability and problem-solving skills.
The Law School strongly suggests that candidates submit letters through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Service, already included in the CAS registration subscription. A maximum of three letters will be copied and sent to Brooklyn Law School together with the CAS Report. To utilize this service, follow the directions for submitting letters as outlined in the Law School Admission Information Book.
Alternatively, such letters may be submitted by the applicant for admission, or they may be forwarded separately by the persons requested to write such letters, directly to our Office of Admissions.
Candidates should use the Brooklyn Law School Faculty Recommendation Form included in our application packet, or a photocopy of it, for each letter submitted, unless these letters are being sent by the undergraduate school's own credential service or by the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Please do not send duplicate letters.