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Helping You Apply to Law School  

What exactly do we do? We get you into a better law school than you could have gotten into on your own, where you have a significant chance of actually being happy.  

After visiting more than 140 law schools in over 100 cities, we can tell you how the schools and cities you're reading about compare to others.

We know our clients, and compare you to others in your situation.

We know the applicant pool, and can tell you how to distinguish yourself from others with whom you might be directly compared.  This information can help you to target the right schools, as well as to write essays that will distinguish yourself among hundreds of applicants like you.  

We know the admissions officers, and can use that knowledge to answer specific questions as well as to allay your fears. Giving the school what it wants is the easiest way to increase your chance of admission, and talking to the admissions staff is the best way to know what the school wants.

We know the applications, which helps us catch mistakes and steer your answers in the right direction. An accurate application form is reviewed more favorably and (almost as important in spring waiting season) more quickly.

None of this knowledge is a substitute for a good academic record, a competitive LSAT score, or a carefully compiled file. It is a valuable addition to these factors, assuring that you will apply to the schools that most want you, and that you will present to them the factors in your life that they will consider assets. It is frequently the difference between an acceptance and a rejection at the schools for which you are a discretionary applicant.

How do we put all this knowledge to work for you? Here are the many steps of preparing a superior application.

We have standard fees and schedules for this work.  

For the Fall 2012 admissions season we'll offer a contract based on applying to up to ten schools. We’ve found that some work, such as preparing a resume, is the same for a large number of schools; other work is most directly related to the number of applications. Variations in personal statements and diversity statements, supplemental essays, and administrative work are all linked to the number of applications.

The following limitations apply to all contracts:

  1. Clients may not apply to some schools on their own and others through this service. If a client submits any applications outside of my purview, I will be unable to speak to any admissions officers on behalf of that client.

2. The determined fee does not include essays for scholarships, grants, or any other form of financial aid.  Public interest, global law, and military education program essays are excluded form the regular contract. The fees for these essays will be determined on a per-essay basis.  

Standard Contract -- 8 to 10 applications 

This program assures you of several reasonable choices of law schools, as well as a few chances to “get lucky.” Together we’ll choose:  

  • 2-3 safeties
  • 3-5 reasonable reaches
  • 3-5 longshots

With this range, we’ll expect you to wind up with 30% acceptances, 30% waitlists, and 40%  rejections.  

The fees for this service range from $1500 for disadvantaged minority applicants to as high as $5,000 for other applicants.  Fees are determined after a lengthy (usually 2 hour) phone conversation, for which there is no charge.

Other fees, including fees for late completion of work, scholarship essays of any sort, and applications over the agreed-upon number, will be charged by mutual agreement. 

If you'd like to know how we can help you, contact us, and we'll set up a phone appointment for you at your convenience. 

Schedules for Completing Applications

Application schedules are determined by your contract date AND your LSAT date.  Clients who fail to meet these schedules will pay a fee for each week that the work is overdue, or will be moved to a later schedule, space permitting.  We will not be responsible for missed deadlines for clients who fail to complete the work as scheduled below.  

No schedule will be expedited more than two weeks unless the client pays double the expedited fee for the remaining weeks.

Transfer applicants (July 1 or 15 completion) -- 5 students maximum

Most work will be completed in April and May.  Applicants with July 15 deadlines may complete some work in June.  Contracts signed after May 1 for July 1 deadlines or after May 7 for July 15 deadlines will incur a late fee.

Early Decision Schedule

Because I will attend the Law Forums that LSAC has scheduled over the summer, there will be no September contract available. 

Early Action Schedule

(November 1 completion) -- 10 clients maximum.  Client must apply with the score from the June LSAT (or earlier).  Contracts must be signed and work begun by June 15.  Clients who enroll between June 15 and August 14 may choose a later schedule or pay an expedited fee of $100 per Deadline Week for this schedule.  

Work will be completed during the week beginning with the specified date. Contract Completion Date November 1
Contract Signed June 15
Latest LSAT Date June 6
LSAT Score Due June 29
Deadline 1 Transcripts, Recs June 19
Deadline 2 Choosing Law Schools July 24
Deadline 3 Essays Round 1 August 14
Deadline 4 Resume, 1st draft August 21
Deadline 5 Essays Round 2 August 28
Deadline 6 Resume, final draft September 4
Deadline 7 Essays Round 3 September 11
Deadline 8 Personal Statement Draft September 25
Deadline 9 Applications without Additional Essays October 2
Deadline 10 Applications with Additional Essays October 23

Regular Schedule

(December 15 completion) -- 5 clients maximum. Client must apply with the score from the October LSAT (or earlier).  Contracts must be signed and work begun by September 1.  Clients who enroll between September 1 and September 25 may choose a later schedule or pay an expedited fee of $200 per Deadline Week for this schedule.

Work will be completed during the week beginning with the specified date. Contract Completion Date December 15
Contract Signed September 1
Latest LSAT Date October 1
LSAT Score Due October 26
Deadline 1 Transcripts, Recs October 9
Deadline 2 Essays Round 1 September 11
Deadline 3 Essays Round 2 September 25
Deadline 4 Resume, 1st draft October 2
Deadline 5 Essays Round 3 October 16
Deadline 6 Choosing Law Schools October 30
Deadline 7 Personal Statement Draft November 6
Deadline 8 Resume, final draft November 20
Deadline 9 Applications without Additional Essays November 27
Deadline 10 Applications with Additional Essays December 4

Late Schedule

(February 1 completion) -- 10 clients maximum.  Client must apply with the score from the December LSAT (or earlier).  Contracts must be signed and work begun by November 1.  Clients who enroll between November 1 and November 27 may choose a later schedule or pay an expedited fee of $200 per Deadline Week for this schedule. This schedule will decrease your chance of admission at schools with Feb. 1 deadlines!   No Feb. 1 applications will be guaranteed on this schedule if the client misses ANY deadlines!  

Work will be completed during the week beginning with the specified date. Contract Completion Date February 1
Contract Signed November 1
Latest LSAT Date December 3
LSAT Score Due January 6
Deadline 1 Transcripts, Recs November 6
Deadline 2 Essays Round 1 November 13
Deadline 3 Resume, 1st draft November 27
Deadline 4 Essays Round 2 December 4
Deadline 5 Resume, final draft December 11
Deadline 6 Essays Round 3 December 18
Deadline 7 Personal Statement Draft January 1
Deadline 8 Choosing Law Schools January 15
Deadline 9 Applications without Additional Essays January 22
Deadline 10 Applications with Additional Essays January 29

Latest Deadlines

(April 1 completion) -- 5 clients maximum -- for clients whose earliest deadline is March 15 or later.    Client may apply with the score from the February LSAT.   Contracts must be signed and work begun by January 1.  Clients who enroll between January 1 and January 30 must pay an expedited fee of $200 per Deadline Week for this schedule.  

Work will be completed during the week beginning with the specified date. Contract Completion Date April 1
Contract Signed January 1
Latest LSAT Date February 11
LSAT Score Due March 7
Deadline 1 Transcripts, Recs January 8
Deadline 2 Essays Round 1 January 15
Deadline 3 Resume, 1st draft January 22
Deadline 4 Essays Round 2 January 29
Deadline 5 Essays Round 3 February 12
Deadline 6 Resume, final draft February 19
Deadline 7 Personal Statement Draft February 26
Deadline 8 Choosing Law Schools March 11
Deadline 9 Applications without Additional Essays March 18
Deadline 10 Applications with Additional Essays March 25

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