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Lawyers serve critical roles in our society. As our society becomes increasingly diverse, the Levin College of Law requires a broadly diverse student body to achieve its mission of excellence in education, research and service. Broad diversity encompasses experiences, socioeconomic background, talents, race, gender and other attributes and provides multi-cultural learning opportunities.
While a Diversity Statement is not required in the transfer/visitor application process, applicants may submit a statement describing the multi-cultural skills that they have developed, including relevant specific life experiences, and how such skills and experiences would foster diversity at the Levin College of Law. Applicants should focus on personal experiences and may include information about interests, unique abilities and personal background.
The Diversity Statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages and should be in a font no smaller than 12 pt. Text from the Academic Admissions Statement should not be repeated in the Diversity Statement.
The Levin College of Law strongly encourages applicants to upload the Diversity statement via the LSAC electronic application web site.
Letters of Recommendation and Evaluation Forms
Letters of recommendation are not required in the transfer/visitor application process, however, the Levin College of Law will accept up to four letters of recommendation. Recommenders should evaluate in detail the applicant’s academic performance and skills, academic activities, community service, and/or employment.
Please note that the Levin College of Law does not consider personal recommendations (for example, those from family, friends or persons who have never taught or supervised the applicant in a professional setting).
Letters of recommendation and evaluations are not required; therefore, action will proceed with or without these items once all required materials are received. While the Levin College of Law is unable to acknowledge receipt of letters, candidates may verify receipt of documents using the Applicant Status Online (ASO).
Candidates have two options for submitting letters of recommendation:
- LSAC Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Service: The Levin College of Law strongly prefers that letters be submitted through the LSAC LOR Service included with the CAS registration.
- Submit letters directly to the Levin College of Law: Letters submitted directly to the Levin College of Law should be on letterhead and accompanied by the cover form available in the “Forms” tab of the LSAC electronic application web site.