Recommendation Request Form
To the Student:
Complete this portion (please print) and submit to your recommender.
I have requested that this appraisal form be filed by (name of recommender) _______________________________________
for use in the law school admissions process.
For questions about the waiver, please consult the prelaw advisor.
I waive my right of future access to this recommendation.
I do not waive my right of future access to this recommendation.
To the Recommender:
Please return this form and your letter to:
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1117
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Please rate this student in relation to others you have known or taught.
No Basis to
Independence of Thought
Industry and Motivation
Judgement and Maturity
II. Your attached letter (on letterhead) should be frank and detailed. Brief letters in general terms are of little use
to a Law School Admissions Committee. You may wish to address the following:
In what capacity have you known this student?
Is the student’s record an accurate reflection of his/her abilities and potential?
What information do you have about this student that is relevant and not likely to be available from other sources?
What are the student’s chief attributes and deficiencies?
How does this student compare with promising contemporaries you have known or taught?
III. Signature: _____________________________________