In light of the upcoming closure of the UM RLS on June 30, 2018, if you are applying to law school for the 2018-2019 cycle or beyond, you should plan to utilize the Law School Admission Council's Letter of Recommendation Service (LSAC LOR) to manage your letters.
If you are a student or alum currently applying and with an existing file at the RLS, upon your request, The University 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.