References Resources


References are people who know you professionally or academically and can attest to your skills, knowledge, professionalism, and work experience. Law school professors and supervisors from past and/or present employers make the best references. Do not use family members or social acquaintances. List a maximum of three references, but no fewer than two. Please see the Reference Sheet Anatomy link for a sample reference sheet.

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