Upon your request, The Career Center’s Reference Letter Service (RLS) will forward your reference letters to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and/or to individual law schools. An official LSAC Letter of Recommendation form must accompany all reference letters sent to LSAC. This form is available from within an applicant’s online account with the LSAC. However, if you wish to have your letters sent directly to the individual law schools, you will not need the LSAC Letter of Recommendation form.
Please note: For the LSAC, Letters of Recommendation (or reference letters) are different from Evaluations. While the RLS can send your reference letters to LSAC for further distribution to the law schools, it cannot handle the evaluations that some of the law schools have been accepting in addition to traditional letters of recommendation. LSAC evaluations are handled exclusively online and must be submitted to the LSAC directly by the evaluators themselves. See more details regarding LSAC recommendation and evaluation services. Note, however, that LSAC is eliminating the Evaluation Service, beginning with the 2016-2017 admission cycle. This step is being taken due to very limited use of the service by law schools and applicants. The Evaluation Service will be discontinued as of August 7, 2016, and all previously requested evaluations must be completed prior to that date. Also as of August 7, applicants will no longer have the ability to request evaluations, and evaluators will no longer be able to fill out or print evaluations.
Instructions to send your letters housed at the RLS to the LSAC via paper (Standard or Priority Mail)
If you want to have your letters housed at the RLS sent to the LSAC via paper, please submit one LSAC Letter of Recommendation form to the RLS for each letter you wish to send at the time that you make your request. The LSAC Letter of Recommendation form(s) can be either mailed, e-mailed as an attachment, faxed, or delivered in person to the RLS.
When you complete the LSAC Letter of Recommendation form, the top part of the form automatically will be filled using the information you provided in your LSAC account. The lower portion of the LSAC Letter of Recommendation form can either be filled with the recommender’s name and address, or—if the recommender’s address is not available—with the recommender’s name and the RLS address. If your reference letters housed in the RLS were written a while ago and you are not certain about the current address of your recommenders, it is highly advisable to use the RLS’s contact information in lieu of using each recommender’s specific, and potentially obsolete, address. The Reference Letter Service contact information is: c/o 3200 SAB, 515 E. Jefferson, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316. Phone: 734/764-7459. E-mail: email@example.com.