Submitting Letters of Recommendation

Credential Assembly Service

The Credential Assembly Service (CAS), as part of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), serves to simplify the admission process for applicants by allowing them to submit all necessary documentation at one time, regardless of the number of schools to which they apply. American Bar Association-approved law schools and many other law schools require the use of CAS for JD applicants. Letters of recommendation will be sent directly to the CAS and, because law schools prefer that students waive their right to see the letter of recommendation, you will likely submit this documentation on your own.

  • When the student logs on to the CAS, they will provide the names and contact information of all their recommenders/evaluators then submit a request for letters.
  • You will receive an e-mail requesting that you complete and upload the LOR
  • The student may provide you with a printed copy of the form. This form has a barcode that is associated with that student’s LSAC/CAS account as well as information about how to submit it. These forms ensure quick matching and routing at LSAC.
  • Paper letters received without an accompanying form or without the recommender’s signature will be returned to the recommender.



Information adapted from:
“A Dean’s Suggestions to Faculty for Reference Letters” 
LSAC Evaluation Service
LSAC Letters of Recommendation