Now that it is "reference and recommendation season..."
Review the rules of asking for references and recommendations.
1. Letters of recommendation -- actual, written, paper or email letters -- are rarely required of law students except for applications for judicial clerkships and for fellowships.
2. Reference calls -- make sure that your recommenders expect phone calls and that they are prepared to answer questions about you and about why you are well-suited to the job for which you are applying. Ideally, you will provide a copy of your resume and a job description, if one exists.
You may also find info about recommendations in CAREER FILES under the heading "References and Recommendations"