Learned Hand (do you like my name too?)
I am in a similar situation
T4, top 10%, applying out.
I have looked at at least ten schools and everyone one of those schools uses LSDAS again.
Which means they willget a transcript from your current law school sent there and presumably the letter of rec.
However, some schools require a letter of good standing from the dean, i would imagine you can send that straight to the schools you are applying too.
Then fill out the app online and the supplemental app that most schools have you apply too (found on their website).
Hope some of this helped... I decided to reply to you because we are doing similar things and this is a WHOLE NEW process.