Admissions FAQs

Personal Statement

My personal statement is longer than 500 words. Will this be a problem?

How do I attach a personal statement, résumé, or addendum to my electronic application?

Letters of Recommendation

Who should I ask to write letter(s) of recommendation for me?

May I submit more than two letters of recommendation?

I am reapplying to the Law School. May I use the same letters of recommendation that I used last year?

Personal Statement

My personal statement is longer than 500 words. Will this be a problem?
We strongly prefer that you stay within the 500-word limit. However, if your statement is 550 or 650 words, that's fine.

How do I attach a personal statement, résumé, or addendum to my electronic application?
See LSAC Electronic Applications.

Letters of Recommendation

Who should I ask to write letter(s) of recommendation for me?
Your letters should be completed by professors, instructors, or other persons who are familiar with your academic work. If you have been out of school for a number of years, it may be difficult to find an academic recommender. If that is the case, you may ask an employer or supervisor to write a letter of recommendation for you. Please do not ask family members or persons who do not know you well to write letters of recommendation for you.

May I submit more than two letters of recommendation?
Yes. You may submit three letters of recommendation, but we will forward your application to the Admissions Committee after we receive the required application materials (including the first two letters of recommendation). The Admissions Committee may not consider the third letter if it is received after your application is complete.

I am reapplying to the Law School. May I use the same letters of recommendation that I used last year?
Yes. You may reassign the letters to us in your LSAC account. See LSAC Letters of Recommendation.

Contact

Elisabeth Steele Hutchison

Director of Admissions
Office phone
(808) 956-5557