All entering Juris Doctor degree applicants are required to submit at least two (2) faculty letters of recommendation or evaluations. These should be submitted by faculty members who can provide detailed comments about your academic abilities.
We will accept up to four (4) Letters, and up to two (2) Evaluations, for a total of six (6) such documents. Before exceeding the minimum requirement, however, ask yourself: Is this going to add anything to what the Committee on Admissions knows about me, or is it just more of the same?
While transfer appplicants must provide letters of recommendation, it is encouraged, but not required, that such letters come from law school faculty. Visiting students need not provide letters of recommendation.
If you have graduated and have been out of school for several years or more, you can ask an employer or other individual who knows your intellectual abilities
to provide one of these letters. Please bear in mind, however, that we are primarily interested in an evaluator's judgment about your potential for academic success in the law school. In such cases, Brooklyn 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. We, therefore, expect someone in this situation to exercise good judgment in determining who is best qualified to write these required letters.
The Law School strongly suggests that candidates submit letters through the CAS Letter of Recommendation Service, already included in the Credential Assembly Service registration fee, as this will speed the processing of your application.
Alternatively, such letters may be submitted by the applicant, or they may be forwarded separately by the persons requested to write the letters, directly to our Office of Admissions. In such cases, candidates should utilize the Brooklyn Law School Faculty Recommendation Form (available as a FlexApp
attachment, or on our Web site here
) unless these letters are sent by the undergraduate school's own credential services office and are accompanied by a waiver form. Please do not submit duplicate letters.