OLSAS – Referees

You may be required to ask individuals (“Referees”) to provide a reference on your behalf. Review the requirements for each law school as the number and/or type of reference required varies by law school.

If you provide an email address for your referee, they are required to complete the reference online. Once you add a referee, select “Send Email” to notify them about completing their online reference in a secure environment. Ensure your referee is prepared to use the online form before entering an email address. It is your responsibility to ensure your referee received the email and successfully submitted the reference to OLSAS.

If your referee does not have an email address, download the form and forward it to them. They must mail it, with their accompanying letter, to OLSAS when complete.

Note: Only 1 version of the reference (online or paper) can be submitted.

You will not be able to make changes to your referees once they are emailed or the forms are downloaded.

Ensure you give your referees sufficient time to complete their reference, and submit it to OLSAS by the deadline.

Tip: Direct your referees to Referee Resources for further information.