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5 Ways to Get Standout Law School Recommendations

Experts recommend applicants include two or three letters when four is an option.

Applicants should meet with potential references to explain why they want to go to law school.

Applicants should meet with potential references to explain why they want to go to law school.

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Ivey says it's important that the person writing the letter is able to speak candidly about the candidate.

"What matters is the substance of the letter," she says. "The ones that really made a difference were the ones that were specific and gave examples to support their opinion of the applicant."

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